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Position
D
 
Jersey
44
Name  Brooks Orpik
Born  9/26/1980
Height  6-2
Weight  219
Shoots  L
5/12/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is doubtful for Game 7 against the Rangers on Tuesday night. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: Orpik has only appeared in one game this series because of a knee injury. We're not counting on him for Game 7.
 
5/8/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik returned from an undisclosed injury Wednesday night against the Rangers but ended up suffering an apparent knee injury, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Orpik missed the last two games of Pittsburgh's first-round series against Columbus and the first three games of its second-round series against the Rangers. He only played 5:15 Wednesday in Game 4.
 
5/2/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Friday against New York.
Insight: Orpik didn't play in Game 5 against Columbus. The 11-year veteran had two points in the first four games of the series after 13 regular season points.
 
4/26/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik is not on the ice for warmups. SOURCE: Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: Orpik left Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury and now he's doubtful for tonight's Game 5 against Columbus. The 11-year vet has one goal in the series.
 
4/12/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (lower body) returned to the lineup Wednesday, but will sit out Saturday, according to Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: The 33-year-old has two goals and 11 assists in 71 games, so has limited fantasy value even when healthy.
 
4/9/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (lower body) returned to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Orpik missed Sunday's game. The 33-year-old came into Wednesday's game with two goals and 11 assists in 70 games.
 
12/27/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (concussion) will play Friday, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Boston's Shawn Thornton knocked Orpik off his feet and knocked him unconscious with a punch to the head on Dec. 7. Thornton was given a 15-game suspension for the act. Orpik has a goal and seven points in 31 games and has minimal fantasy value.
 
12/20/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik passed his baseline concussion test and did some drills Thursday.
Insight: Still no hard schedule for his return, but it should be soon - call him day-to-day. He's got just seven points in 31 games and doesn't really present much of a value for fantasy owners.
 
12/9/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik suffered a concussion in Saturday's loss to Boston and has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: Orpik was knocked unconcious by right wing Shawn Thornton during a stoppage in play in the first period. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he regained consciousness and was later released.
 
12/8/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma believes defenseman Brooks Orpik suffered a concussion in Saturday's loss to Boston. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: Orpik was knocked unconcious by right wing Shawn Thornton during a stoppage in play in the first period. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he regained consciousness and was later released. Though he did travel with the team back to Pittsburgh, we doubt Orpik plays Monday against Columbus.
 
12/7/2013 8:13:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik took a cheap shot from Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton on Saturday night and had to leave the game on a stretcher. SOURCE: Penguins on Twitter
Insight: Orpik put a big hit on left wing Loui Eriksson in the first period and Thornton retaliated by sending Orpik to the ground during a play stoppage. Thornton would later punch Orpik's head into the ground, knocking him unconscious. Thornton was ejected and is likely to be suspended for his actions.
 
10/20/2011 2:38:00 PM
Description: Brooks Orpik is expected to make his season debut on Thursday after being sidelined from offseason hernia surgery. TSN
Insight: The Penguins now have one fewer regular sidelined, which should be good news for Marc-Andre Fleury. Orpik should only be rostered in leagues that count hits and/or blocked shots.
 
7/20/2011 2:13:00 PM
Description: Brooks Orpik will need 6-8 weeks of recovery time following hernia surgery. TSN
Insight: Orpik scored 13 points (1g-12a) in 63 games for the Penguins last season. He is expected to be ready for the start of the season, but he only holds fantasy value in leagues that count hits and blocked shots.
 
3/27/2011 11:27:00 AM
Description: Brooks Orpik is expected to return to the Penguins' lineup for Sunday's game against Florida. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: Orpik won't provide a lot of offense, but he will help the Penguins on the back end as they gear up for the playoffs.
 
2/24/2011 3:16:00 PM
Description: Brooks Orpik is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with a broken finger on his right hand. TSN
Insight: Orpik took a shot from Patrick Marleau on his hand during Wednesday's game. Orpik is the Penguins' top shutdown defenseman, so his loss is significant even given the laundry list of Pens currently sidelined. Expect the Pens to place a bid for a defensive defenseman by Monday's trade deadline.
 
2/24/2011 12:18:00 AM
Description: Brooks Orpik left Wednesday's game against San Jose in the first period with a hand injury. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Orpik blocked a Patrick Marleau shot late in the first period. No word on the severity of his injury, but the Penguins can ill afford to have him out of the lineup, considering that Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, and Paul Martin all missed this game.
 
12/3/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Orpik picked up an assist on Thursday against the Thrashers.
Insight: Orpik now has three assists in his last three games to give him a goal and five assists on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/27/2010 11:04:00 PM
Description: Orpik had two assists on Saturday in a win over the Flames.
Insight: Orpik is now up to five points in 19 games this year with a goal and four assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 

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