In Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik left the game with a lower body injury.
The team announced during the game that it was a lower body injury and that Orpik would not return to the game. They plan to have the 35-year-old defender re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Orpik has played 13 games this season, scoring one goal and a pair of assists while averaging 20:12 of ice time. He also sports a -6.6% score-adjusted CF%Rel with a -6.2 ZSO%Rel.
#Caps D Brooks Orpik sustained a lower body injury and will not return to tonight's game. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 11, 2015
The Capitals are in second place in the Metropolitan Division with a 10-4-0 record and 20 standings points. They’re four points back of the division-leading New York Rangers.
Advanced stats via War on Ice.
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