Dec 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will require surgery to repair damage to his anterior-cruciate ligament and may be sidelined the rest of the season, the team announced Friday.
Dupuis suffered the knee injury in a recent collision with teammate Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins offered no timetable for Dupuis' return.
Dupuis, 34, has seven goals and 13 assists in 39 games this season.
He agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract extension with the Penguins during the offseason.
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The winger led the team by scoring a career-high 23 goals and had 15 assists in 48 games last season. However, he has just six goals and four assists in 37 games this season.
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The Boston Bruins recalled goalie Niklas Svedberg from Providence of the AHL.
Svedberg, 24, is 11-5-3 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this season. He is expected to back up Tuukka Rask.
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The Vancouver Canucks recalled goaltender Joacim Eriksson from Utica of the AHL.
Eriksson, 23, is 8-10-1 with a .907 save percentage and 2.77 goals-against average in 20 games with Utica this season.
He signed with Vancouver as a free agent in June. (Editing by Gene Cherry)
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