After the game, a visibly upset Andy Sutton expressed remorse over his hit on  Pascal Dupuis and concern over his former teammate's well-being.

"I feel awful," said Sutton, who played with Dupuis in Minnesota and Atlanta. "I played with Pascal for a long time and I obviously never intended that to happen."

The massive 6-6 defenseman received a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct after drilling Dupuis in the back along the end boards late in the third period of the Islanders' 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

Sutton was honest when asked if he thought the hit was clean:

"No, Pascal was injured. I just hope he's okay and that's all I can say."

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When asked if he anticipated any supplemental discipline, Sutton replied, "I don't know."