Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik – who’s been sidelined since suffering a lower-body injury April 23rd - was reported to have skated on his own before the team practiced Tuesday morning – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle.
Due to the unknown severity of the injury, Orpik is still considered to be day-to-day and has no timetable for return. Which also means he’ll be a game-time decision for tomorrow’s series opener.
Chances are he’ll be ready to go for the first game – even though the Pens continue to claim he is questionable.
Orpik has played in 46 contests for Pittsburgh this year, registering eight assists and skating to a plus-17.