Brooks Orpik Injury: Updates on Penguins Defenseman's Status and Return

By Matt Fitzgerald(Featured Columnist) on December 7, 2013

Updates from Friday, Dec. 13

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Josh Yohe of Trib Live Sports reports that Brooks Orpik skated with teammates: 

Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik skated with other injured teammates on Friday morning at Consol Energy Center.

Six days earlier, Orpik was the victim of an attack from Boston’s Shawn Thornton, who will receive a punishment from the NHL at a hearing today.

Root Sports tweeted a picture of Orpik skating: 

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In addition to Scuderi and Glass….Brooks Orpik is on the ice this morning. -DP

7:19 AM - 13 Dec 2013

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♗ (for orp muahaha)

♗: Your muse falling asleep with their head in my muse’s lap.

“What…” Orpiment trailed off. She looked at the sleeping gem on her lap and groaned with frustration. “No, no, no.” Orp took Black Star by her collar like a cat and flopped her onto the floor. “No, bad Kitty. You sleep on the floor.” 

Pittsburgh Penguins place Brooks Orpik on injured reserve; recall defenseman Brian Dumoulin

Dec 9th, 2013 at 9:50 am by Matt Gajtka

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Nov 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) handles the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The news regarding Brooks Orpik was almost immediately good following Saturday’s ugly attack by Boston’s Shawn Thornton.

The 33-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman flew home with the team following a 3-2 loss to the Bruins, a stunning result that ended the Pens’ five-game winning streak. Nevertheless, the club had to feel good about Orpik’s condition; he was alert and conscious not long after being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Regardless of his improving health, Oprik is going to need some time to recover from one of the scarier incidents in recent NHL history. The Penguins announced Monday morning that the team’s longest-tenured player has been placed on the injured reserve and Brian Dumoulin was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to take the open roster spot.

The Dumolin news was initially reported by Portland, Maine, TV station WCSH on Sunday. The 22-year-old left-handed shooter was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Hurricanes, then became Pittsburgh property in the 2012 trade that sent Jordan Staal to Carolina. In that deal, the Pens also acquired the draft choice that became top prospect Derrick Pouliot and center Brandon Sutter.

After three seasons at Boston College – also where Orpik played more than a decade ago – Dumoulin skated for the AHL Penguins last season, accumulating 32 points (eight goals) in 88 total games, regular season and playoffs. The 6-foot-3 Dumoulin has six points in 22 games this year, although his appeal lies in his two-way ability.

A two-time all-American at BC, Dumoulin helped the Eagles to NCAA national championships in 2010 and ’12. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award for college hockey’s top player in 2011-12. Dumoulin has good agility for his size and projects to be a valuable contributor at the NHL level.

It remains to be seen if he will dress for Monday’s game against Columbus at Consol Energy Center. Check back with City of Champions for further updates.

Look Inside: Brian Dumoulin–>http://youtu.be/60sU30L_Gik

My Lola's Birthday

Birthday ng Lola ko ngayon kaya naisip ko na batiin sya at dalawin pagkauwe ko galing school. Ayun, pinuntahan ko sya, nagiisa sa bahay pinapakain yung lolo kong may sakit na. Hindi naman siya nagiisa, andun yung childhood friend ko at tito ko. Actually may kainan sa harap ng bahay nila, pumunta lang siya sa bahay nila para pakainin lolo ko ng spaghetti.

Nagkwentuhan kami, nagpaliwanang ako kung bakit ako umuuwi tuwing weekends sa bulacan kasi noong pauwe ako sa bulacan noong Friday, pinatila ko muna yung ulan kasi may bagyo noon. Pumunta ako sa kanila kasi sabi ng Daddy ko hwag daw ako pumunta ng Cubao magisa kasi baka ma-stranded ako. Ayun, nagpahatid ako sa Tito ko. Pero bago iyon, nakita ko Lola ko nagtatrabaho sa ikalawang palapag ng bahay nila kasi tulo nt tulo ang ulan. Kahot lang kasi at luma na ang bahay kaya sira-sira na. Naawa ako kaya sinubukan kong tulungan siya. May dala akong Php900.00 noon. Pamasahe at pang-gastos ko. Hindi ako nagdalawang isip na bigya si Lola ng pera….

Naiiyak na ako! …

Noon guna, ayaw niya tanggapin kasi ayaw niya na binibigyan siya ng pera kaya gumawa ako ng paraan. Nang sasamahan ako ng Tito ko papuntang cubao, pinabilin ko sakanya na ibigay yung pera sakanya. Salamat sa Diyos, tinanggap naman niya.

Naawa lang talaga ako sa Lola ko kasi. Halos iniiwanan siya lahat ng kapamilya niya. 3 kong pinsan nagamerika, ee nasa isang bahay pa naman sila. Tita ko rin nasa amerika. Mommy ko rin nasa Amerika. Ate ko nasa blacan na nagaaral. Noong nalaman nga ni Nanay (nanay tawag namin sa kanya) na sa bulacan na titira ate ko, umiyak siya ee. :(((((((

I cannot resist to cry!

Just to let you know, I’m already crying . Anyways, ako kapag tapos na ako sa High School, sa bulacan na din ako magaaral. Ehh ayoko namang iwanan Lola ko.. Ayoko…. AYOKO!

“Nay, may pera pa kayo ahh.. Basta, kapag wala kayong pera, punta ka lang samin. Sige ‘nay! Happy Birthday ule! Love you! Godbless! Ingat kayo jan!”

“O sige.” (with a smiles on her face)

If you’re reading this… Thank you! Thank you for taking time to read this. I THANK YOU!

I was bored and felt like translating the text. It might be obvious to everyone else and I’m just dumb enough to have to spend a couple minutes staring at it, but considering some of the text looks funky (Like the N’s looking like K’s), I figured I’d post this anyways for anyone else who can’t really read it.

It says, “What’s next for Ratchet?”

“(Megac)orp announces work on mysterious new product - Protopet.”

“Zoni - Are they fact or fiction?”

At the very least, I found it kinda cool that the film makers sprinkled in those little references to previous installments like that.

Pens' Brooks Orpik out of hospital

By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

Updated: December 8, 2013, 7:02 PM ET


Orpik Leaves On Stretcher In B’s Win
Zdeno Chara scored late to lift the Bruins past the Penguins in a game that saw Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher.Tags: Penguins, Bruins, Brooks Orpik, Zdeno Chara

Orpik Leaves On Stretcher In B’s Win

BOSTON – Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was released from the hospital and was traveling back to Pittsburgh with the team after leaving Saturday night’s game on a stretcher.

Orpik was pulled to the ice and punched twice in the head by the Boston BruinsShawn Thornton in a crowd of players and officials during a stoppage in play at 11:06 of the first period of the Bruins’ 3-2 win at TD Garden.

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Marchand OK | Eriksson concussed

Thornton, dressed in a suit and speaking quietly in front of his locker after the game, said he was sorry for what happened.

“It’s hard for me to talk about right now. I can’t say I’m sorry enough. I’m sure I’ll be criticized, but it’s true,” he said. “I felt awful. It wasn’t my intention. I know Brooksie. I’ve gotten to know him the last seven years here. I skated with him during the lockout. I texted him a couple of times. It’s not what I wanted to see or anyone to see.”

Thornton was handed a match penalty and has been told he faces a disciplinary hearing.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma believes Orpik could be concussed.

“I think he was out on the ice for a period of time, so I think that means he’s got a concussion, for sure,” he said.

This rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals – which the Bruins swept in four games – was a physical game from the opening puck drop. On the first shift of the game, Orpik knocked the Bruins’ Loui Eriksson from the game with a major check.

Eriksson had trouble getting to his feet, but made it to the bench before being taken to the locker room. He did not return to the game and the Bruins announced later that he had a concussion, his second in a five-week span.

Chris Kelly was also hurt, suffering an injury on a slash. Neither Eriksson nor Kelly will travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip.

After Eriksson left, Thornton attempted to fight Orpik, but the Pittsburgh defenseman did not oblige. Thornton was given two minutes for roughing.

The physical battle continued as the Bruins’ Milan Lucic and Pittsburgh’s Deryk Engelland dropped the gloves at 7:19 of the first period.

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Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesPittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik was released from the hospital and cleared to travel with the team after leaving Saturday’s game on a stretcher.

With the game tied 1-1, the Bruins’ Brad Marchand was on the ice as the Penguins’ James Neal skated by and appeared to intentionally knee Marchand in the head. As Marchand lay on the ice, play was stopped as he was tended to by a trainer.

Thornton then skated toward Orpik, grabbed him and threw him to the ice before he started to punch him.

Orpik’s eyes were open but he was clearly out of it as he was tended to by trainers from both teams and a Bruins team doctor. After nearly 10 minutes, Orpik was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

When asked if he had an opinion on being kneed in the head by Neal, all Marchand said was: “No.”

After the game it was announced that Neal will have a discipline hearing.

Incidentally, Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke at length after the team’s morning skate in general about teams retaliating after clean hits.

After the game, Julien said he’d let the league look into it.

“As much as I would like to give my opinion, I don’t think it’s a wise thing to do right now,” he said. “You’ve got to let [the league] take care of it. I think [the Orpik hit on Eriksson] is where it all started, obviously, and it kind of escalated to a point where I don’t think anybody’s proud of what’s happened in this first period – on both sides – I would hope.

"It’s a real unfortunate situation. The only thing I’m going to say is not let’s look one way here. There’s a lot of blame to go around and we all have to take responsibility for that.”

Bylsma had no problems with the hit on Eriksson.

“I think the hit by Orpik is a good hockey hit,” he said. “Eriksson touches the puck, the puck’s coming around the wall there, it does take a strange bounce, he does touch the puck, and it’s a good hit. Clearly they took exception to it. They put people on the ice to take exception to it, and the events that ensued, you saw Thornton.”

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


ORP Orzeł

Excerpt from Wikipedia:
“At the beginning of the invasion of Poland Orzeł had been deployed on patrol in a designated strategic zone of the Baltic Sea. Due to the German invasion, Orzeł was unable to return to the Polish naval bases at Hel near the major port city of Gdynia. Orzel’s crew decided to head to Tallinn, Estonia as a result of an unidentified illness from which their captain, Lieutenant-Commander Henryk Kłoczkowski, had been suffering since 8 September. Orzeł reached Tallinn on 14 September 1939 and on 15 September the captain was forced to leave the submarine to undergo hospital treatment. Under the Hague Convention of 1907, section XIII, Article 12, “belligerent ships” could enter a neutral port but were forbidden from remaining there for “more than twenty-four hours.” At the insistence of Germany, the Estonian military authorities boarded the ship, interned the crew, confiscated all the navigation aids and maps, and commenced removing all her armaments. However, only fifteen of her twenty torpedoes were removed before the hoist cable parted; this was because it had been secretly sabotaged by her new commander, former chief officer, Lieutenant Jan Grudzinski.The crew of Orzeł conspired together to carry out a daring escape. Around midnight on 18 September, the submarine’s Estonian guards were overpowered, the mooring lines were cut, and Orzeł got under way. The alarm was raised, and her conning tower was peppered by machine-gun fire. Running half-submerged, Orzeł ran aground on a bar at the harbour mouth, where artillery fire damaged her wireless equipment. Grudzinski managed to get the boat off the bar by blowing her tanks, and she proceeded out of the Gulf of Finland, intending to sail for a British port, the crew having heard a radio report that the Polish submarine Wilk had been welcomed in Britain.”

If you’d like to read the full wiki article (which I’d recommend)– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORP_Orze%C5%82_(1938) 

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