Orpik plans return to Penguins lineup Saturday
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ATLANTA -- Defenseman Brooks Orpik, who has not played since Nov. 10 because of an unspecified injury, plans to return to the Penguins' lineup when they face Atlanta at Philips Arena Saturday night.
"I think I'm in as long as all goes well tomorrow," Orpik said after the Penguins' practice in suburban Duluth this afternoon.
With luck, things will go better for him tomorrow than they did today.
Orpik, who has been wearing a cast on his right knee, took a puck in the chin during the workout and needed 10 stitches to close the gash it caused.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby did not participate in the practice, apparently because of illness.
First Published November 20, 2009 3:38 pm