Brooks Orpik had part of the pinky on his left hand sliced off during the Stanley Cup Final.
And he didn’t miss any playing time.
Let me repeat that.
Orpik lost a part of his finger. Had it reattached, then casually helped the Caps claim the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
“It kinda fell off,” Orpik said with a smile on breakdown day at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday.
The injury occurred at the end of Game 2 in Las Vegas when Erik Haula whacked him with a wicked slash. Haula received a five minute major and a game misconduct.
Earlier in the game, Orpik scored his first goal since 2016.
“It probably looked worse than it was,” Orpik said. “It was tough to look at. But the trainers did a really good job. It was never something that I thought would keep me from playing.”
Hockey players, man.
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