Washington's Brooks Orpik suspended three games for hit on Olli Maatta

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games for his hit (interference) on Olli Maatta on Saturday night in Game 2.

What It Means:

That is a statement from the NHL, but it was an ugly play. Orpik drilled Maatta with a late, high hit at 4:13 of the first period. Maatta seemed woozy and is more than likely out for Game 3, if not the rest of the series because of a concussion (though the exact injury hasn’t been announced). With the second-round series with the Penguins 1-1, there is a chance that Orpik’s season is over.

Orpik finished the regular season with 10 points in 41 games and ranked fourth among Washington defensemen with a 52.1 Corsi For Percentage.