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) 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.