Mike Rupp’s knee-to-knee hit on Jordan Staal

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As we discussed earlier, Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal left tonight’s 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers thanks to a knee-to-knee hit by Mike Rupp. Rupp received a two-minute kneeing penalty for that interchange.

Was it a dirty play or just a regrettable accident? You be the judge:

There hasn’t been an update regarding Staal’s status yet, but it would be surprising if he plays for Pittsburgh on Saturday.

(H/T to Kukla’s Korner for video link.)