Brooks Orpik will not see the ice for his new club, the Colorado Avalanche.
After acquiring Orpik and Grubauer, the Avalanche signed Grubauer to a three-year extension, which will take him through the 2020-21 season. They did not have similar designs – or any, for that matter – for Orpik.
Could Orpik return to the Caps on a cheaper deal? As Wyshynski notes, Caps GM Brian MacLellan hasn't ruled out the possibility.
Orpik, 37, could have a host of suitors if he's willing to take a reduced salary once free agency begins on July 1. Orpik will be 38 at the start of the 2018-19 NHL season.