VIDEO: Penguins' Orpik appears to injure right knee in Game 4 vs. Rangers

by May 7, 9:28 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is back out of action after returning to the lineup from a five-game absence Wednesday.

Orpik appeared to injure his right knee on this attempted body-check near the end of the first period, and did not return to Game 4 against the New York Rangers.

[Courtesy NHL.com]

Orpik's status will be updated as it becomes available.

Feature photo courtesy of Bruce Fedyck / USA TODAY Sports

May 7, 8:46 PM

Penguins' Orpik leaves Game 4 vs. Rangers with apparent injury

by May 7, 8:46 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins began the second period of Game 4 against the New York Rangers without defenseman Brooks Orpik on the bench.

You can watch a .gif of the apparent knee injury here

Orpik saw 5:15 of ice time in the first period, his first game action since April 23.

May 7, 7:03 PM

Penguins' Orpik replaces Bortuzzo in the lineup for Game 4

by May 7, 7:03 PM

Veteran Pittsburgh Penguins stay-at-home defenseman Brooks Orpik has taken to the ice for the warmup skate ahead of Wednesday night's Game 4 between the Penguins and the New York Rangers.

Orpik is nursing an undisclosed injury and hasn't dressed for the Penguins since Game 4 of Pittsburgh's opening round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He will return for Game 4.

There is some question as to whether or not a change is warranted on the Penguins' blue-line, regardless of how healthy Orpik is. Without the U.S. Olympian in the lineup, Pittsburgh's defenders haven't permitted a single goal against and haven't allowed much in the way of quality scoring chances against either, since overtime of Game 1. 

Apr 28, 6:47 PM

Penguins' Brooks Orpik will not play in Game 6

by Apr 28, 6:47 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is nursing an injury undisclosed to the masses and was not on the ice for warmups ahead of Game 6 in Columbus.

Orpik was not expected to be available for Game 6 according to Rob Rossi of TribLive.

Apr 26, 6:47 PM

Penguins' Brooks Orpik will not play in Game 5 vs. Blue Jackets

by Apr 26, 6:47 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be down a defenseman Saturday, as Brooks Orpik was not present at the morning skate and didn't take to warmups before Game 5 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Orpik left practice early on Friday morning, and his status was initially not addressed by head coach Dan Bylsma. Robert Bortuzzo will take his place.