Apr 21, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) looks to pass as Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) trails the play during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh defeated Columbus 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Injury Report 4/28: Brooks Orpik Likely Out For Game 6


 

Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Brooks Orpik, who missed Game 5, was reportedly absent from the team’s practice on Monday – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle – and is unlikely to play in Game 6.

The specific details as to why Orpik’s been awol are unknown, as he unexpectedly left Friday’s morning practice, and there has been no update as to why he disappeared – per Sam Kasan of the Pens’ website.

Orpik has played every game this postseason so far – except Game 5 – and we probably won’t know exactly what’s ailing him until the next round, barring a Game 7.

Getting back to the first tweet at the top, just because the Pens tweeted “rest accounted for,” didn’t mean Brian Gibbons was skating on a line, because he wasn’t.

Unable to perform since leaving Game 2 with an undisclosed injury, Gibbons will likely miss his fourth straight game due to his mysterious ailment.

The lines for Game 6 look to be the same they ran in Game 5.

Monday’s decisive Game 6 can be seen on the NBC Sports Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.

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