Washington's Brooks Orpik (upper body) skated Tuesday

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (upper body) skated at Tuesday's practice.

What It Means:

Capitals' coach Barry Trotz wouldn't say if Orpik will be available during Washington's second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He still hasn't received the green light from doctors, but Game 1 could be a possibility.

Orpik, 35, played in three games of the Capitals' opening-round series before getting hurt. In the regular season, he recorded three goals and seven helpers in 41 games. Orpik's 52.1 Corsi For Percentage and -0.2 Relative Corsi For Percentage at Even Strength were both better than his career averages.