Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Brooks Orpik reportedly missed practice Friday – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle – and is unlikely to play in Game 5.
All #Pens present at morning skate, except for Brooks Orpik.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 9, 2014
Orpik left Wednesday’s Game 4 after the first period and did not return.
Head coach Dan Bylsma indicated that Orpik’s current injury is a different type than the prior one he suffered which caused him to miss five games.
Orpik’s injury tonight is separate from what he had before which held him out of the last 5 games, per #Pens coach Bylsma
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 8, 2014
Robert Bortuzzo will in all likelihood slot in Orpik’s place.
Game 5 can be seen on the NBC Sports Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.
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