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Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik knocked out during game against Maple Leafs @NHL

TORONTO (AP) -Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik left Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after getting hit with a stick midway through the second period.

Orpik was injured while trying to hit Maple Leafs winger Simon Gamache, who appeared to catch Orpik with his stick. The Penguins defender fell to the ice and stayed there for several minutes.

A stretcher was wheeled out, but Orpik was helped off the ice by his teammates.

The game was tied 3-3 at the time.

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