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Brooks Orpik Undergoes Hernia Surgery

The Penguins announced today that defenseman Brooks Orpik successfully underwent hernia/abdominal surgery today.

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Orpik, 30, underwent a similar procedure last year, albeit on his left side, instead of his right, which was repaired today.

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Physicians expect Orpik to be ready to return to the ice in six-to-eight weeks, putting him on pace to be ready for he Penguins’ season opener on Oct. 6 in Vancouver.

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