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Penguins Dupuis to have ACL surgery; May miss rest of season

By: WJAC Web Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that winger Pascal Dupuis will undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his knee, and may miss the remainder of the season.

The Penguins made the announcement Friday in Raleigh, N.C., where they are set to play the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.

The Pens said Dupuis suffered an ACL injury during Mondays game in Ottawa after Sidney Crosby fell into Dupuis knee following a hip check from Ottawa defenseman Marc Methot.

Pascal Dupuis will be going for ACL knee surgery in a couple of weeks and is out indefinitely, Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said. The timetable is likely that hell be out for the remainder of the season, but well see after surgery in a couple of weeks.

Joe Vitale has taken over the 34-year-old Dupuis spot on the teams top line alongside Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

Hes also a big part of that dressing room, Bylsma said. That is a part of what well miss from Pascal.

Dupuis will have a rest period before having surgery, the Penguins said.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times