Dupuis taken off on stretcher in Penguins, Stars clash
National Hockey League
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis was forced to leave tonight's game between the Pens and Dallas Stars, after being hit by point shot from teammate Kris Letang during second period action at the Consol Energy Center Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh - October 16, 2014 - Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis left the ice on a stretcher in the second period of Thursday night's game against the Dallas Stars.
Dupuis was cross-checked in front of the net by Stars defenceman Alex Goligoski and hit in the neck or upper-back area by Kris Letang's shot from the point while he was down.
Dupuis remained on his knees in discomfort and threw off his gloves, shaking his hands before play was stopped with 6:58 remaining in the period. He was tended to while on his back for several minutes and gave a 'thumbs-up' to the crowd while leaving the ice.
Dupuis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last December, costing him the final 43 games of the regular season. He had four points in the Penguins' opener last Thursday.