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Penguins sticking together as NHL lockout drags on

Updated: December 11, 2012, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

CANONSBURG, Pa. -- Brooks Orpik had a good reason to head back to Pittsburgh after spending the first three months of the NHL lockout in Massachusetts, and the Penguins defenseman insists it had nothing to do with optimism he and the rest of his teammates are closer to getting back to work.

"I didn't have snow tires on my car, so I was like, `If I wait this out any longer I'm going to get stuck here and not have a car down in Pittsburgh," Orpik said. "It was really just a change of scenery."

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