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Penguins’ Dupuis hurt in collision with Crosby (Updated w/video)

Dec 23, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins veteran forward Pascal Dupuis had to be helped off the ice Monday after a collision involving teammate Sidney Crosby.

The incident happened in the first period of Monday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. As per the Penguins’ official Twitter account, Dupuis suffered a lower-body injury and will not be returning to the game.

Crosby also went to the dressing room briefly, but did return.

Update: Here’s video of the incident…

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  1. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I’m getting sick and tired of Crosby getting pushed around without nobody standing up for him. The Penguins might need a tough guy. The Penguins need a leader like they had in Bill Guerin.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      Pushed around? That was a good, clean hip-check. That’s hockey.

      What kind of response would you be hoping to see after a play like that? As a Pens fan I can’t believe you want to see any Thornton-style justice.

    • gino97 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      They should trade for an enforcer like Thorton!

    • hockey412 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      That is silly. Clean hit, and not the smartest or most responsible move by Crosby. Love the pens but this was just a good old fashioned spanking by ottawa.

      • whammy71 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

        But the goon fans in Boston and Filthy insist that there is some sort of unwritten code that says you must fight if you deliver a legal and clean hard hit.

        Just ask Orps.

      • bakedbees - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        Disagree, no need for enforcement here, good clean and fair open ice hit. It’s when players feel the need to skate 10 plus strides and take a run a at a guy, clean or not, to deliver a hit. The intent is to injure and those responsible get the “team” response.

      • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM

        10 strides? You mean like when Chara hit Wingels in the head?

      • titansbro - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        i was just about to comment on how i was impressed with the first few comments i read from the pens fans until i came across whammy. one bad apple as they say

      • whammy71 - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        Orps hit was clean…and you shouldn’t have to fight when you deliver a clean and legal check.

        Boston fans insisted there is some sort of unwritten code where you must fight if you blow someone up legally. If the dude cheap shots someone….then by all means, brawl away.

        I had the same argument last year with the Filthy Faithful. I forget the other team…but someone crushed Gayrioux with a legal open ice check and then 3 fights broke out….started all by Cryers. Stupid goon hockey.

      • bakedbees - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        nope, wrong again. taking runs at a player under the pretense of “blowing guys up” will be answered with fist-a-cuffs…nice try though.

    • bsfan77 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Boo hoo. Pitt fans start crying in 3, 2, 1!

      • c9castine - Dec 24, 2013 at 1:55 AM

        still looking down on you

      • theskinsman - Dec 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM


  2. benrob99 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Perhaps I’ll commission a forensics report to find out why Ottawa is full of cheap shotting p$#&ies.

    • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 7:41 AM

      That’s as clean a hip check as you’ll ever see. And because of the recipient of said hip check, I could watch that ALL DAY!

  3. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I’m not talking about the hit. I’m talking about about the cheap shots that the Senators have given Crosby in this game.

  4. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    It’s not only the Senators but many teams in the NHL and I’m sick of it.

    • buckeye044 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Stop your whining you give the real Pens fans a bad name.
      It’s a contact sport, the guy with the puck is gonna get hit and he handles the puck……a lot.

      And if you still want to talk about cheap shots, let’s talk Karlsson.

      • c9castine - Dec 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM

        hes embarrasing me i dont even want to post in here

  5. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Sucks that the face of the NHL will have a shorter career because of cheapshots.

    • narfmoo12 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      But you were the first to call Giroux a whiner when he needed wrist surgery from all the cheap shots Cindy gave him when the Flyers whooped the Pens in the playoffs.

    • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      Sucks that a whiney little douche that can’t take a legal hip check is the face of the NHL. We all have issues.

      • bigrboland - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:53 AM

        How didn’t he “take it”??? He didn’t miss a shift you moron.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        Generally when you can barely hold back your tears when talking about an incident, most people would say you didn’t take something well.

        You moron.

      • narfmoo12 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        He didn’t “take it” by whining about it throughout the entire post-game interview. “I don’t know if it was low but he almost blew out my knee”

      • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM


    • titansbro - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      from a guy who rooted for matt cooke & james harrison. lol

  6. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    I guess the Senators are still pissed that they got their butts kicked last year in the Playoffs.

  7. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Ottawa playing the type of clutch and grab game that the NHL should outlaw. This game is not much fun to watch.

    • stakex - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      Yeah its never fun to watch your team get spanked….

      • c9castine - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        we don’t complain too much when it happens, we just won 12 out of the last 13 games and are 3rd in the league.

        ottawa def played a slow game against the WBS baby pens and it worked. congrats they are now only 9 games under .500

  8. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM


  9. flyerspsu - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Hey steelers do everyone a favor and shut the f*** up and stop whining like b****

  10. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I’m just worried about the face of the franchise getting injured. All I’m saying is if teams are going to keep taking cheapshots at Crosby and Malkin it’s time for the Penguins to get a goon like Rinaldo. I mean why would teams want to take shots at Crosby that’s one thing I will never understand.

    • narfmoo12 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Because he’s a dirty player who cheap shots everyone else and then lets the rest of his team fight his battles when someone tries to call him on it.

      • bigrboland - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        You obviously don’t watch Penguins games. You’re just repeating nonsense you’ve heard or seen written by fans of other teams who are jealous they don’t have a player of Crosby’s stature.

      • narfmoo12 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

        You mean the entire Penguins/Flyers series where he constantly took cheap shots on everyone and then would immediately head to the bench? Or how Giroux needed wrist surgery because Crosby kept slashing his wrists? Also, it’s not like I haven’t seen at least 40 or 50 Penguins/Flyers game since he got to the NHL, plus the playoffs in general. But I guess because you’re a Pittsburgh homer and can’t take off your blinders, it means that I don’t watch any Penguins games and can’t possibly think for myself.

      • c9castine - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM

        what are you talking about? i am a pens fan and i don’t know what steelers88 is saying, he sounds stupid.

        you sound even dumber. sid takes cheap shots and then lets other guys fight his battles? thats a new one, and I’ve heard it all.

  11. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    I never said that in my life. Pretty sure I never said anything like that.

  12. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Crosby is NOT dirty. Crosby fights his own battles and that’s what gets me mad that the other players don’t stand up for Crosby when someone gives him a cheapshot. I don’t Giroux ever fought in his life. Oh wait he did once a Crosby beat the crap out of him.

    • ironyisadeadscene - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      I’m not sure if this is some kind of schtick but your oversensitive posts make you come off like a d-bag. In this league, you get what you give and your team gives cheap shots. Unrelated, karma called…I hope Dupuis is out as long as Kelly.

    • narfmoo12 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      Do you mean this fight?

      Notice that Crosby won’t fight Giroux and clings to his arms. Then the ref grabs Giroux to break it up… THEN Crosby finally decides to throw a few punches while the ref is holding Giroux.

      Sorry to post a video and prove you wrong, but you’re just so stupid and deserve it.

      • bsfan77 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM

        Same thing against Kadri the other night. As soon as the refs got there he punched Kadri in the face 2 times. Keep it classy Pitt! Steelers88, still burnt from getting swept by Boston last year? Cindy, goose egg. Malkin, goose egg. “Flower”, chased out of the series. Way to show up when it matters most! Tool Bags!

    • whammy71 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Crosby is cheap and dirty….and I’m a huge Pens homer. Just ask around. Take off the black and gold glasses.

      • bigrboland - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM

        If you’re truly a Pens fan, you’re a moronic one for making such a statement. Cheap and dirty??? Ridiculous! Please choose another team to support. We don’t need you.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        What??? How…. DARE you! You call yourself a pens fan, and you call… your CAPTAIN… DIRTY?!?!?!?!?!?!? You’re a… you’re a….. *Turns with a whimper and runs to Mario, begging him to banish you from the penguins fandom*

        As you may have noticed, I was being sarcastic there. I commend you for your lack of favoritism while making that post. +1 from me, good sir… +1 from me.

      • whammy71 - Dec 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

        Sorry I’m not a Yinzer. If you can’t objectively watch your team then you are a tool. Merry Christmas!

      • cofran2004 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        Absolutely, merry christmas to you too, my friend.

      • titansbro - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        i have a real pickle on my hands here. i admonished whammy earlier in the post for a moronic blanket statement about bruins fans. but here he is making an objective post. i don’t… i don’t know what to say here.

  13. buckeye044 - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Clutching and grabbing doesn’t usually net 5 goals

  14. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Dupuis is probably out for the year. He probably has a torn ACL. His knee bent the sane way Malkin’s did when he tore his.

  15. steelers88 - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Pens gave Ottawa the W to help the less fortunate, must be cold in the NHL’s basement.

  16. dkphilly1122 - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Crosby if the definition of cheap shots…..he hits people than runs behind his teammates. As for this play, I feel for Pascal……that definitely coulda ended up a lot worst than it was, had the skate hit his face or down further to the neck, but luckily it didn’t. As a hockey fan first you never wanna see ANY player get hurt to any degree, even Crosby. Hockey sucks without the stars playing.

  17. blackhawksdynasty - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Steelers88 please stop crying…’re setting off my baby monitor from 400 miles away.

    Wouldn’t want you to land on Santa’s naughty list at the last minute.

  18. bsfan77 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Cindy isn’t dirty? Cindy doesn’t cheap shot? Penns vs. Leafs last week. Kadri hits Crosby clean. Crosby slashes the back of Kadri’s leg. Kadri pushes Crosby to the boards. Crosby keeps his hands to his side. Refs get between them. Crosby punches Kadri in the face 2 times only after refs get there. Is that not dirty or a cheap shot Steelers88? Yinz think you can do no wrong and cry when it is against you. Crosby already crying in the post game about it being a low hit. Thought yinz were known for ketchup and not Kleenex? Booooooooo Hooooooooo. Cry me a river.

  19. bsfan77 - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    To bad Pascal is prob going to be out for a while. He is to classy for Pitt. Maybe you should resign Cooke or go for that other goon Torres. They fit your style to a tee!

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