Capitals’ Brooks Orpik suspended three games for late hit

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games by the NHL for his late hit on Olli Maatta during Washington’s Game 2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday.
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Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games by the NHL for his late hit on Olli Maatta during Washington’s Game 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Orpik was called for interference four minutes into Game 2, hitting Maatta in the head area and leaving him injured.

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Here’s an explanation from the NHL.

Maatta left the game after the hit and didn’t return. Game 3 of the second-round series will take place in Pittsburgh on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

– Kenny Ducey