A quick update from practice:
= Coach Dan Bylsma will provide more details after practice, but GM Ray Shero said today he expects D Brooks Orpik to “be out a while,” adding that “we expect him back this season.” Orpik injured his right arm — likes his hand — when he absorbed a shot from Sharks C Patrick Marleau Wednesday night in a home overtime loss.
= Cs Mark Letestu (left knee) and Dustin Jeffrey (lower body) returned to practice, along with D Paul Martin. With Orpik out, Martin was paired with D Kris Letang.
= LW Chris Kunitz (lower body injury) was on the ice in pads for about 60 minutes before practice, but he did not work out with teammates.