Penguins recall Dumoulin to replace Orpik

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The Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre and have placed defenseman Brooks Orpik on injured-reserve.

Dumoulin, 22, has one goal and five assists in 22 games with the Baby Penguins this season.

He has not played in an NHL game, but could be in the lineup when the Penguins face Columbus tonight at 7:38 at Consol Energy Center.

Dumoulin was acquired from Carolina in the deal that sent center Jordan Staal to the Hurricanes in 2011.

Orpik was injured when he was attacked by Boston forward Shawn Thornton during the Penguins’ 3-2 loss at TD Garden Saturday night.

The Penguins have not detailed his injuries, but coach Dan Bylsma said after the game that Orpik had been rendered unconscious after Thornton knocked him to the ice and punched him in the head, and that it was assumed he had received at least a concussion.

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