Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma offered some positive news on Brooks Orpik earlier today following the morning skate, indicating that Orpik is doing “quite well”.
“I’ve seen Brooks yesterday and today. He’s doing quite well,” Bylsma said. “We saw him leave the ice. It was pretty scary in a lot of regards. He’s up and moving around just fine, doing just fine. When a guy is unconscious for 30 seconds or longer, you have a concussion. Having said that, I don’t have any other kind of symptoms that he’s having at this time, ” Bylsma said.
Penguins GM Ray Shero today at the BOG Meetings had a different take on Orpik’s health when speaking with reporters, indicating that Orpik is dealing with headaches and stiffness in his neck.
Via Dan Rosen of NHL.com, “Shero said Orpik doesn’t remember anything that happened after the anthem Saturday night. He’s doing OK, resting, has headaches, neckache,” Rosen writes.
Bylsma is famously known for saying Sidney Crosby had a “mild concussion” on January 6, 2011, and Crosby would go on and miss the entire season.