Penguins' Orpik punched by Boston's Thornton, removed from game

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BOSTON – Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was removed from the TD Garden ice on a stretcher after being attacked by Boston enforcer Shawn Thornton.

Orpik, who had delivered several crushing hits, including one that knocked Bruins forward Loui Eriksson out of the game on the first shift, was knocked to the ice by Thornton, who then punched him in the head several times while he was down at 11:06 of the opening period.

There was no immediate word on the nature or severity of Orpik’s injuries.


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