Penguins' Brooks Orpik put on injured reserve with concussion

Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was put on the injured reserve list Monday after sustaining a concussion, the team announced.

Orpik was hurt during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Members of each team were gathered in a scrum in the first period when the Bruins' Shawn Thornton pulled Orpik down to the ice from behind and delivered a punch to his face while kneeling over him.

Orpik, 33, was knocked unconscious by the blow and later removed from the ice on a stretcher.

Earlier in the game he had delivered a shoulder to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson, which resulted in a concussion to the Bruins forward.

Orpik has one goal and six assists in 30 games this season.

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin was recalled from Wilkes-Barre Scranton of the American Hockey League to take his roster spot.

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