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

Pascal Dupuis

Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal at 19:00 of the first period against the New York Islanders in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (May 4, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

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.