Brooks Orpik Retires after 15 Seasons

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Former Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement from the NHL after a 15-year playing career. Orpik did miss 27 games last season with a lower-body injury. He was set to hit the market only July 1st after signing a one-year deal with the Caps last summer. Brooks Orpik has […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik Undergoes Knee Surgery

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Brooks Orpik will be absent from the Washington Capitals lineup for four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Orpik hasn’t participated in a game since October 27th. INJURY UPDATE | Brooks Orpik underwent a successful outpatient arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks #ALLCAPS https://t.co/XpUg8S6CPn — Washington […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals John Carlson Listed Day-to-Day with Lower Body Injury

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The Washington Capitals made two considerable moves on Friday. They announced that John Carlson was day-to-day, but wouldn’t specify the injury that’s plaguing him. Brooks Orpik was also moved to the long-term injured reserve list, meaning the team is without two of their defensemen for Friday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. John Carlson and […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik

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Defenceman Brooks Orpik is back with the Washington Capitals. He has agreed to a one-year contract worth $1 million. The deal also includes a potential $500,000 in bonuses. If Orpik hits his bonuses, he will be paid the same amount as he was due in his recently bought-out deal. Orpik was traded by the Capitals […] READ MORE


The Best Remaining NHL Free Agents

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With John Tavares, James van Reimsdyk, Paul Statsny and most of the other top NHL free agents off the market, there are still dozens of players looking for contracts for next season. Here is Last Word on Hockey’s list of the top 11 unrestricted free agents still looking for work. Top Remaining NHL Free Agents 1. Patrick […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Waive Brooks Orpik for Buyout Purposes

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The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to place Brooks Orpik on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. Orpik was acquired as part of the deal that sent him and Philipp Grubauer from the Washington Capitals to Denver. Orpik on waivers. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) June 23, 2018 Colorado Avalanche Buy Out Brooks Orpik […] READ MORE