Update: Orpik alert, conscious

Update: Orpik alert, conscious
December 7, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Brooks Orpik left Saturday night's game on a stretcher after Shawn Thornton took him down from behind and punched him out.

Thornton was ejected from the game and slapped with a match penalty. The play will certainly bring Thornton a lengthy suspension.

The Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement saying that defenseman Brooks Orpik was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he is alert and conscious.