Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis spent several minutes sprawled on the ice tonight after being struck in the back of the neck by a teammate's shot. Emergency personnel removed the 14-year NHL veteran from the ice by stretcher.

Dupuis was in such a position due to a cross-check delivered to his back by Alex Goligoski. Dupuis, who is in his eighth year playing for Pittsburgh, did deliver a thumb's-up as he was taken off the ice at Consol Energy Center.

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