Brooks Orpik
D WSH
2 weeks ago

Orpik recorded an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

The hard-nosed blueliner now has two assists in his last three games -- to go along with six penalty minutes, five hits, and five blocked shots while averaging 23:26 per game. This is likely as hot as the 37-year-old defenseman will get offensively, but the increase in his ice time gives him some fantasy value in deeper formats that count peripheral stats such as hits and blocked shots.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
2 weeks ago

Orpik recorded an assist and four penalty minutes in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defensive defenseman has two points on the ledger in 2017-18, but his peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots are pretty decent, so he still has some slight fantasy value in very deep formats.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
2 months ago

Head coach Barry Trotz indicated he expects to pair Orpik with John Carlson on the second pair to start the season, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trotz seems to be contending that the matchup problems precipitated by playing on the road could make it difficult to ease Madison Bowey or Christian Djoos into a top-four role, and so has turned to the trusted veteran to stabilize the top-four in the early-going. This should temporarily boost his fantasy value in the deeper leagues where his lack of offensive production is less of a hindrance, but anyone considering Orpik in redraft leagues should have very clear expectations for what the 37-year-old defenseman can offer them at this stage in his career after posting zero goals and 14 assists in 79 games last season.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
5 months ago

Orpik will not become property of the Golden Knights in the expansion draft, JJ Regan of CSNMA reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran left defenseman has two years remaining on his contract valued at $5.5 million annually; that's a heavy chunk of change -- even for an expansion franchise with a clean slate -- plus, Orpik is 36 years old with a checkered injury history. Nonetheless, Capitals GM Brian MacLellan will have to be creative this offseason since 11 active players from last season are due for new contracts.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
8 months ago

Orpik is probable against the Flames on Tuesday after picking up an undisclosed ailment Saturday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik was originally described as having a maintenance day, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan, so it seems as though the Caps aren't too worried about the defenseman's availability. The bruising veteran is still searching for his first goal of the season, so in the event he is unable to suit up, fantasy owners are unlikely to feel too much of an impact unless they are in need of hits or blocked shots.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
9 months ago

Orpik (lower body) is expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's contest with New Jersey, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner has missed out on the Caps' last three games with the injury, but was a full-participant in Thursday's morning skate. Though he's about as reliable as you can get on the back-end, with 12 points in 59 games Orpik can't offer much from a fantasy standpoint outside of his plus-minus rating (plus-32) and hits tally (142).

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
9 months ago

Orpik (lower body) will not dress for Tuesday's tilt versus the Rangers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik stands to miss his third straight contest Tuesday, but his 12 points (all assists) through 59 contests this season don't lend themselves to widespread fantasy relevance anyway. The veteran blueliner's next chance to rejoin the lineup arrives Thursday against the Devils, while Nate Schmidt is expected to pair with Kevin Shattenkirk for Tuesday's tilt.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
9 months ago

Orpik (lower body) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rugged defenseman has been held out of the last two games with the ailment and it's not clear if he'll be ready to return for Tuesday's clash against the Rangers. Check back after the morning skate, but don't be surprised if the Capitals err on the side of caution and give him a little more time to heal.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
9 months ago

Orpik (lower body) will not travel to Nashville for Saturday's game against the Predators, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Washington is sitting pretty with a seven-point lead over Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference standings, so there would be no reason to rush the 36-year-old back from his injury. However, when he's fit to play -- possibly in New York against the Rangers on Tuesday -- Orpik should reprise his role as a stay-at-home defenseman capable of hitting the 20-minute mark. Even with plenty of mileage on the biological odometer, the American has managed 142 hits and 97 blocked shots in 59 games this campaign.

Brooks Orpik
D WSH
9 months ago

Orpik (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups and, thus, won't suit up for Friday's contest with the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik will miss his first game of the season as he deals with this mystery ailment. The veteran blueliner has yet to record a goal, but the Caps will miss the defensive boost he provides as shown by his excellent plus-32 rating. Aaron Ness will likely draw into the lineup for Friday's matchup.