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Penguins' Pascal Dupuis out with torn ACL

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will likely miss the remainder of the season. (AFP)

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will likely miss the remainder of the season. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 2:00 PM ET

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will likely miss the remainder of the season after suffering an ACL injury Monday night in Ottawa.

The 34-year-old will undergo surgery on his right knee in a couple of weeks.

The injury occurred earlier this week when Sens defenceman Marc Methot hip-checked Sidney Crosby, who then flew into Dupuis.

“Pascal Dupuis will be going for ACL knee surgery in a couple of weeks and is out indefinitely,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “The timetable is likely that he’ll be out for the remainder of the season.

“There’s a lot that he brings. He’s also a big part of that dressing room. That is part of what we’ll miss from Pascal.”

After signing a four-year, $15 million extension with the Penguins last summer, Dupuis had 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) this season before suffering the injury.

Bylsma said there’s a chance Dupuis could return in time for the playoffs.


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