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.