The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday afternoon via Twitter that Pascal Dupuis will need surgery on his ACL and may be done for the season.
The winger injured his knee in Monday's loss to Ottawa following a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby. Dupuis' leg buckled inward when he collided with Crosby, who was upended by a hip-check from Senators defenseman Marc Methot. The collision ended Dupuis' night, but at the time it was unclear what the extent of the injury was.
There is no timetable for his recovery from surgery. Dupuis joins an injured group of Penguins that includes center Evgeni Malkin, wingers Beau Bennett and Tanner Glass, and defensemen Rob Scuderi, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review called Dupuis "the superglue" that binds the team, and winger Craig Adams said Dupuis will be missed among teammates. From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:
"He's a big part of this team," Adams said. "The big thing with him is consistency. He's there every night skating as hard as he can, doing all the right things no matter who's in the lineup. If he's out for a even a little bit, we'll miss him."
Dupuis has seven goals and 20 points in 39 games this season.