Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Monday
that forward Pascal Dupuis will have surgery to repair a torn anterior
cruciate ligament while the NHL is on its Olympic break.
Dupuis is expected to have the procedure on Feb. 12, days after several
teammates, including Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby, will head overseas to
try to win the gold in Sochi.
The 34-year-old Dupuis suffered the season-ending injury in the first period
of a 5-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 23, when he collided with Crosby
and was forced to leave the contest.
Dupuis, who signed a four-year, $15 million contract in the summer, had seven
goals and 13 assists in 39 games prior to the injury.
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