Brooks Orpik

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When Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik stepped into the players’ locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday he was greeted by a mix of fist pumps, handshakes and good-natured ribbing.

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Quick hits as the Capitals hit the ice for Day 2 of their three-day mini-camp leading up to Thursday night’s visit by the New Jersey Devils, who fell 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night:

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Slowly but surely, the Capitals are getting healthy.

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News and notes leading into the Capitals’ 8 p.m. showdown tonight at Verizon Center:

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