Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis to undergo ACL surgery, season in jeopardy

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will undergo surgery to repair his right anterior cruciate ligament that could sideline him for the remainder of the season.

Dupuis injured his knee in the Penguins’ game against the Ottawa Senators Dec. 23.

“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 but we’ll see after the surgery in a couple weeks.”

Dupuis had seven goals and 20 points while playing in all 39 games this season. He scored 20 goals in 48 games last season and has shown the ability to play anywhere from a top-line role to a checking-line assignment.

Meanwhile, the Penguins activated defenseman Brooks Orpik and forward Tanner Glass off injured reserve and the pair appear set to play Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

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