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Sport Orpik needed pinky reattached after Haula slash in Game 2 of Cup Final

00:00  14 june  2018
00:00  14 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said his pinkie finger 'kinda fell off' in Stanley Cup Final

  Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said his pinkie finger 'kinda fell off' in Stanley Cup Final Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik lost part of his pinkie finger on a slash early in the Stanley Cup Final. It needed to be stitched back on.Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, one of many to play through injuries during the playoffs, knows that too well.

In the dying seconds of the game , Haula delivered a vicious slash to Orpik 's hand, which reports initially indicated needed upwards of 15 stitches. So much for justice . The Capitals wound up really being tenacious in their final three games after this happened.

Brooks Orpik needed stitches after Game 2 because of a slash he received from Vegas' Erik Haula . Haula received a five-minute slashing major and game misconduct, but both penalties occurred at 20:00 of the third period, so unless there's supplemental discipline those penalties are

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Hockey players are tough creatures, and that toughness somehow gets ratcheted up a few notches in the playoffs. Case in point: Brooks Orpik and his slashed-off pinky finger.

The Washington Capitals rearguard addressed the media during the Caps' locker room cleanout Wednesday, divulging a bit of injury news in the process. "It probably looked a lot worse than it was," Orpik said of his injured digit, according to Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports.

"It was tough to look at, but the trainers did a really good job. It (finger) kind of fell off."

Despite the gruesome nature of the injury, which he suffered on a late third-period slash from Golden Knights forward Erik Haula in Game 2, Orpik will not require any offseason surgery.

Orpik was a complete workhorse for Washington all playoffs, not missing a single game while registering five points and a league-best plus-17 rating.

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