Pascal Dupuis injury update: Penguins forward out with a torn ACL

Jonathan Daniel

After suffering a lower body injury Monday in Ottawa, it was revealed Friday Dupuis will undergo ACL surgery.

UPDATE: It sounded like the outlook was grim for Dupuis, and Friday afternoon, the team announced the forward will undergo ACL surgery, and could miss the rest of the season.

The Penguins have dealt with adversity quite well this season. Losing a number of key players like Evgeni Malkin, Tomas Vokoun, and just about all their defensemen, Pittsburgh is being dealt another tough blow, as Pascal Dupuis is the latest Penguin to go down with an injury.

On Monday, Dupuis was injured when teammate Sidney Crosby was checked into him. While Crosby returned to that game against the Senators, Dupuis did not, and if you watch a replay of the hit, you can see his knee buckle under Crosby when the two collide. And while there's been no official team update regarding Dupuis' lower body injury, the Penguins did announce they recalled Harry Zolnierczyk from the AHL, and this update was given from TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Pittsburgh is currently the top team in the Eastern Conference, and number three overall in the NHL. But if Dupuis misses extended time, which all indications point toward, it will be interesting to see if Pittsburgh can withstand yet another injury. The Penguins travel to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes Friday night.

More from SB Nation NHL:

The Rink of Dreams: One Mich. family created an outdoor hockey paradise

#Buttgoal| Did the officials get the call right?

Shallow Pal: How smaller nets lead to more goals

Avoiding a Shanaban: Both sides of the Tom Wilson hit

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.