Pens' Brooks Orpik out of hospital

Updated: December 8, 2013, 7:02 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was released from the hospital and was traveling back to Pittsburgh with the team after leaving Saturday night's game on a stretcher.

Orpik was pulled to the ice and punched twice in the head by the Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton in a crowd of players and officials during a stoppage in play at 11:06 of the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 win at TD Garden.

Thornton, dressed in a suit and speaking quietly in front of his locker ...

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