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Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) grimaces as he falls to the ice after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Karlsson was helped off the ice. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) grimaces as he falls to the ice after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Karlsson was helped off the ice. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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