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Video: Brooks Orpik stuns Eric Gryba with hit

May 14, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

Eric Gryba left an opponent reeling with a hit during the Ottawa Senators’ first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. Now he’s the one who got the worst of a big collision.

Gryba, 25, suffered an upper-body injury during Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday thanks to this hit by Brooks Orpik.

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The Senators announced that Gryba won’t return to tonight’s contest.

  1. billobrienschindimple - May 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Form Gone in 60 Seconds:

    Are you ok? Are you sure? Cuz you just went through a wall.

    In this case the wall went through him.

  2. theageofquarrel - May 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Gryba got what we like to refer to around here as Orpik’s Free Candy.

    • andrewproughcfe - May 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      Didn’t look like an exceptionally big hit to me.

      Maybe Gryba just wanted a day off?

      • jpelle82 - May 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        gryba’s much bigger than orpik. i honestly think orpik underestimated that when he went for the hit. bigger they are, the harder they fall though. gryba’s big goofiness left him nowhere to go on that one, a guy like karlsson probably couldve side stepped it. i think it was chris neil dodged a big one from orpik just before this hit.

  3. sportsfreak13 - May 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Hey habsman I know you don’t like the pens, but I bet you appreciated that hit huh?

  4. modellforprez - May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    So thats the scrambled spelling of Garbage. F**k MELNUK. MYUCK MYUCK!!!

  5. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Lars Eller stood and cheered after the hit, as did the Montreal fans no doubt. Who hit Gryba? It think it was 44, coach McLean.

  6. jkulha86 - May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    A good, clean hockey check

  7. kinnyjames - May 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Hey Eric, wants some free candy?

    Mulberry, how do you feel knowing that not a single person respects your hockey intelligence? NBC, please spare us from Mulberry.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 15, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      Milbury is just happy people are talking about him and making him relevant. His career and past are self explanatory, he’s failed on every level, player, coach, GM, and now analyst. I feel like the more controversial he is the better the ratings and the more job security he has. It’s best if everyone just ignores him, at least for their hockey IQ’s sake.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 15, 2013 at 1:08 AM

        He’s an incredibly rare person who has had the opportunity to play, coach and manage in the NHL. Hard to call him a failure when he has been at the highest level, in the most elite league, for every position.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 15, 2013 at 4:27 AM

        I dunno, seems easy enough to call him a failure to me. If I ever find myself watching a game on NBC I always switch the channel during the intermission. Usually there’s at least some good infomercials on.

      • fbothharbaughs - May 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM

        @ hockeyflow33, don’t forget about the 13-yr. old he roughed up in youth hockey & referring to Badger Bob as “The Professor of Goonism”.

        Ask any Islander fan what they think of Magic Mike…

        $65 mil for Rick “I wanna jump off a bridge” DiPietro? Priceless!

  8. ironmike778 - May 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    That hit is worthy of its own thread? Really?

    • pdmjr - May 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Yes it is because the guy was sent to the showers, if he could find them, and took out Ellers in the previous series. Really!

  9. President Charles Logan - May 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    who’s eric gryba?

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