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Headlines: Brooks Orpik on the Move?

Brian: Tip of the hat to BC Interruption hockey expert Christian for passing this link along. Looks like BC alum Brooks Orpik has rejected a multiyear deal (at approximately $3 million a year) from the Pittsburgh Penguins and will test the free agent waters this offseason. Rumors on ESPN Insider state that the Buffalo Sabres might make a move to acquire Orpik, which would reunite him with his brother, Sabres prospect and fellow BC alumni Andrew Orpik.

From ESPN Insider:
Come Home to Buffalo

The Sabres have plenty of room under the salary cap and with a physical defenseman atop their wish list, they might make a run at Penguins D Brooks Orpik, according to The Buffalo News.

Orpik grew up nearby in East Amherst, N.Y.

"Buffalo is a place he'd definitely want to come," Andrew Orpik, Brooks' brother and a Sabres prospect, told The News. "He grew up here, and he's got a special bond with the place."

The paper said the Sabres have about $39.4M committed to players so far and the NHL salary cap is now $56.7M.