Orpik will likely sit out season opener

According to reports out of Canada, defenseman Brooks Orpik did not rule out playing in the Penguins season opener tomorrow night against the Vancouver Canucks. However, a team source says that the coaching staff does not expect to have Orpik available to play. Orpik was an extra in Wednesday’s practice and is taking a more cautious approach with his injury. “I think probably just in past I was stubborn, tried to play through stuff. In time you learn, certain injuries you can play through, not going to harm yourself, ” Orpik said on Tuesday

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