Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis, who will have ACL knee surgery and is likely out for the rest of the season, was a top-line fit for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who so preferred him that he sought to keep him as a linemate even when Jarome Iginla arrived last season.

Finding wingers who fit with Crosby has proven a great challenge over the years, as his style - skilled grinder with speed and a backhand preference - does not easily fit with traditional scoring wingers. Few acquisitions by Pens GM Ray Shero have meshed instantly with Crosby, with Bill Guerin (2009) being the exception. Replacing Dupuis in this regard will provide a great challenge to Shero.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis is going to have ACL knee surgery and he may be out for rest of the season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins made that announcement via their Twitter account on Friday. There's no timetable set for his return. Dupuis was injured in Monday's loss to Ottawa following a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby. He has seven goals and 20 points in 39 games this season.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis suffered a possible knee injury during Monday's game.

Dupuis was involved in a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby in the first period. That ended his night, but details about the injury are still scarce. "Right now, I'm just hoping it's not a severe injury," coach Dan Bylsma said.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.

Dupuis opened the scoring as the Penguins held off the Flames 4-3. He has 20 points in 38 games thus far and has been a disappointment offensively this season as he had 38 points in 48 games last season playing alongside Sidney Crosby.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) looks like he's going to play Saturday night.

He took part in the game-day skate and is participating in a soccer warmup with some teammates at TD Garden. Dupuis should be considered probable to play against the Boston Bruins.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 4 Months

Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) took to the ice Saturday for Pittsburgh's game-day skate.

His presence out there is being viewed as an early indication that he'll be available to play Saturday night against Boston. We'll keep you posted as an update should come once the session is over and coach Dan Bylsma speaks to the media.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 5 Months

Pascal Dupuis is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Dupuis will head to Boston with the Penguins, so he's still a possibility for Saturday's game. He sustained the ailment during Thursday's contest.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 5 Months

Pascal Dupuis sustained an undisclosed injury during Thursday's game.

Dupuis scored a goal early in the second period, but ended up being limited to just 7:51 minutes. The Penguins didn't provide much in the way of details about Dupuis' problem, but he still needs to be evaluated, so perhaps they will reveal more after that happens.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 5 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins remain happy with Pascal Dupuis despite his underwhelming offensive production.

"I don't [evaluate] my game on points and goals and stuff," Dupuis said. "They're bonuses." Instead, Dupuis puts an emphasis on his defensive efforts and in that area he's been strong. From a fantasy perspective though, Dupuis' 13 points in 26 games leaves much to be desired after he broke out in 2011-12 with a 59-point effort and reinforced that in the shortened campaign.

Pascal Dupuis LW PIT 5 Months

Pascal Dupuis has not scored a goal in his last 11 games.

Dupuis has only two goals in 17 games this season but does have nine points after a 10 goal and 38 point season in 2013 in just 48 games. He should break loose soon so don't lose faith just yet.