Brooks Orpik News
Orpik (lower-body) is expected to return to the Capitals lineup on Thursday.
Orpik (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Orpik missed Friday’s game after being listed as a game-time decision because of a lower-body injury that he suffered on Wednesday. With Orpik out for a second straight game, Aaron Ness will remain in the lineup in Nashville.
Orpik (lower-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Tuesday.
Orpik has been sidelined by a lower-body injury since November 10th, but will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Kings. Taylor Chorney will serve as a healthy scratch with Orpik back in. The 35-year-old has three points (1G / 2A) in 14 games this season.
Orpik (lower-body) will miss Capitals two-game road trip.
Orpik continues to battle his lower-body injury and will miss his 10th and 11th game when the Capitals go out on their two-game road trip. His next chance to return would be next Tuesday vs. the Red Wings.
Orpik (lower-body) is doubtful to return to the lineup on Thursday.
Orpik was back at practice in a limited basis on Monday and remains doubtful for Thursday’s contest. It will be the 10th consecutive game that Orpik will have missed.
Orpik (lower-body) returned to practice on Monday.
Orpik was back in practice on Monday, but did not participate in all of the drills. Orpik has missed the last nine games, but could return to the lineup in time for the Capitals’ next game, which isn’t until Thursday. Monitor his status as the week progresses.
Orpik (lower-body) will not play on Thursday.
Orpik will miss his fourth straight game with a lower-body ailment. With the Capitals on a back-to-back it isn't surprising to see Orpik sit out tonight after not playing last night in Detroit.
Orpik (lower-body) will not play on Wednesday.
Orpik traveled to Detroit and took part in the morning skate, but will miss his third consecutive game with a lower-body injury.
Orpik (lower-body) will not play on Friday.
Orpik will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Tuesday vs. the Red Wings. With Orpik sidelined, look for Nate Schmidt to skate on the top pair with John Carlson.