Dupuis: Slash that broke Kelly’s leg was ‘unfortunate’


On Monday, Pascal Dupuis addressed the slash that broke Chris Kelly’s leg over the weekend.

“I guess I got him in the back of the leg,” the Pens winger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s unfortunate. You never want to injure anyone.”

The incident occurred during the second period of Saturday’s violence-filled Pittsburgh-Boston game.

Here’s a clip of the incident, from NESN:

Kelly has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a fractured right fibula, his second significant leg break this calendar year (he also suffered a fractured left tibia during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign.)

According to reports, Dupuis won’t face any supplemental discipline for the incident. The 34-year-old wasn’t penalized for slashing Kelly on the play.