GM MacLellan Updates Injury Satus on Orpik and Backtrom

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Caps general manager Brian MacClellan stated today that Brooks Orpik had wrist surgery over the summer due to issues that he’s experienced that haven’t affected his play. He expects that Orpik will make a complete recovery and will be 100% healthy and ready to start the season. Backstrom’s recovery is progressing well; he’s recently started skating again and that is a positive sign.

By Stephanie Judge

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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