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Friday, December 27, 2013

Pascal Dupuis to have ACL Surgery, Likely Out For the Rest of The Season

Welp, we expected bad news about Pascal Dupuis and boy did we get it. The Pittsburgh Penguins' winger will most likely miss the rest of this season as he will need ACL surgery to repair his knee. Dupuis. The 34-year old forward has a huge role with the Pens' team, playing on the top line alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, and also is a key component to the team's penalty-kill, which is the best in the NHL.

When it rains it pours. The team is already crushed with injuries, as they lead the league in total man-games missed at 210 games coming into tonight. Dupuis' going on the IR to miss the season is just throwing salt on the wound.

Most people expected the Pens, who were already thin at forward to make a trade or two at the deadline for a forward. No they absolutely have to and might need to bring in at least two veteran forwards to a fill a top-six and bottom-six role to add actual depth to the lineup. In case you were wondering, here's the list of available rental forwards and how they are doing this season.

For those wondering, Dupuis going on the IR would free up $3.8 million in cap-space for the rest of the season. Let the trade rumors commence, get well soon Dupuis, and whoever has the voodoo doll against the Pens, please stop anytime now.

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