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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman | #44

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (18) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Brooks Orpik (lower body) didn't travel with the Capitals to Nashville.
Orpik will consequently miss Saturday's game. He also missed Friday's contest. Feb 25 - 6:08 AM

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Brooks Orpik (lower body) is not on the ice warming up against the Oilers on Friday.

Which is your sign. Orpik won't play tonight due to his lower body injury. He is considered day-to-day.
Feb 24 - 6:33 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is going to take warm-ups against the Oilers on Friday, then make a decision as to whether or not he will play.

If he's going to take warm-ups, then he's likely to play even if the Capitals refer to him as "questionable." We won't know for sure until tonight, however.
Feb 24 - 2:09 PM

Brooks Orpik is battling a lower-body injury.

Orpik didn't practice on Thursday as a result. He's considered questionable for Friday's contest.
Feb 23 - 5:44 PM

Brooks Orpik came ready to play in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings.

The stay-at-home defender picked up his 12th helper of the season along with five more blocks. Orpik has 131 hits and 82 blocks in 53 games.
Feb 5 - 2:59 PM

Brooks Orpik picked up his 10th helper of the season during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Flyers.

Orpik has reached the 20-point plateau just once in his career and it will be tough for him to get there again this season. He doesn't have a goal yet in 2016-17 and his assist Sunday ended a six-game scoring skid.
Jan 15 - 3:37 PM

Brooks Orpik is turning into a scoring machine with three assists in his past two games.

Well, maybe a scoring machine is a bit much but with a helper on Sunday and a couple on Saturday, it was a great weekend for the veteran defenseman. He has nine assists in 36 games this season so we don't suggest that you run to your league to pick him up but he has been hot this week.
Jan 2 - 9:19 AM

Brooks Orpik picked up a pair of helpers during Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

The assists gives the veteran defender eight points, all helpers, through 35 games this season. Expect at least a few more from him the rest of the way.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Brooks Orpik has no goals and three assists in 14 games this season.

Orpik isn't known for his offensive contributions and you shouldn't expect an increase in production from a points per game perspective as the season goes on. That being said, the 36-year-old has also seen his role decline in 2016-17 as he's gone from averaging 19:49 minutes per contest last season to 16:43 minutes.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Brooks Orpik picked up a pair of helpers in Washington's pre-season finale on Sunday.

Orpik has cracked the 20-point plateau just once in his career, so we don't think this "outburst" is indicative of anything. He is however a vacuum for shot blocks and hits, so if you're league tracks those, you'll be happy to know he's been a steady supplier all pre-season long.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 08:49:00 PM

Brooks Orpik opened up about the injuries that he dealt with over the course of the 2015-16 campaign.

Orpik suffered a crack in his femur during the regular season. He then suffered a concussion and neck injury during the Capitals' first round series against Philadelphia. He had three goals and 10 points in 41 regular season games. In the playoffs he had no points and a minus-three rating in six contests.
Thu, May 12, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Brooks Orpik is thankful that his season didn't ended during his suspension.

"I don't know if I would have made a difference," he said. "It is in the past now, and you try to move forward. (The games) could have gone either way. We have a good opportunity (Tuesday)." He was banned for three games for a hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta during Game 2, but he will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night. Orpik joked that he is expecting a "great reception" from the Pittsburgh crowd when he gets back into the fold.
Mon, May 9, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Brooks Orpik will return to the Washington lineup for Game 6.

Orpik has finished serving his three game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh blueliner Olli Maatta. Maatta has yet to return to the Penguins lineup but Orpik will be raring to go Tuesday. Orpik is not a points machine as he had only three goals and 10 points in 41 games and none in five playoff contests but is a valuable member of the defensive corps of the Washington Capitals.
Sun, May 8, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Brooks Orpik didn't have a problem with his three-game suspension.

"I think it was fair," Orpik said. "It was a bad hit. I intended for it to be a hard hit, but definitely not at his head. I don't think there's anything that you can argue that it was definitely late. I think that was pretty black and white, and I said that during my hearing yesterday. I was just disappointed. It's a split-second decision you make, and you’ve just got to live with it." Coach Barry Trotz had a much different outlook on the situation and indicated that the length of the ban had a lot to do with who the Capitals were playing against.
Mon, May 2, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games for his hit (interference) on Olli Maatta on Saturday night in Game 2.

That is statement from the NHL, but it was an ugly play. Orpik drilled Maatta with a late, high hit at 4:13 of the first period. Maatta seemed woozy, and is more than likely out for Game 3, if not the rest of the series because of a concussion (though the exact injury hasn’t been announced). With the second-round series with the Penguins 1-1, there is a chance that Orpik’s season is over.
Sun, May 1, 2016 08:42:00 PM

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D1John Carlson
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