Defenseman Brooks Orpik has been placed on injured reserved and the team has recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin, the Penguins announced.
Dumoulin acquired in the Jordan Staal trade, is a player Penguin officials are very excited bout. He has great size at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds and should evolve into a steady defensive minded defenseman at the NHL level. Coming into the season, several scouts felt Dumoulin was on the cusp of being NHL ready.
The Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.