PITTSBURGH, Pa. - 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.