Orpik left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Orpik played just one shift into the second period before retiring to the dressing room for the night. Orpik, who is a pillar on the Capitals top pair, is in danger of missing Thursday's game in Philadelphia. Consider him day-to-day.
Orpik (wrist) will play in the Capitals season opener on Saturday.
Orpik didn’t play in any preseason games because of offseason wrist surgery, but is ready to play in the Capitals regular season opener on Saturday. Orpik didn’t register a goal last season, but had 19 assists in 78 games.
Orpik (lower-body) is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday.
Orpik has missed the last four games, but he is expected to be back in tonight in Minnesota. Orpik will be paired with his usual partner John Carlson on the Capitals top-pair. Orpik has zero goals, but 16 assists in 67 games this season.
Orpik (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Orpik missed Tuesday’s practice and Wednesday’s morning skate but there is still a chance that he plays tonight. He will be a game-time decision, but will be replaced by Cam Schilling if he can’t play.