PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is dealing with headaches and some neck pain stemming from the concussion he sustained Saturday night against the Boston Bruins, general manager Ray Shero said Monday from the Board of Governors meeting.
Orpik was placed on injured reserve Monday.
"He's resting," Shero said. "It's one of those things probably, with a concussion, that we're going to have to wait and see and kind of see how he reacts. Right now [he's] really not doing too much, just resting."
Orpik was pulled down from behind by Boston forward Shawn Thornton, who then punched Orpik twice in the head. The defenseman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation, but was released in time to leave Boston with the team following Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss at TD Garden.