Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 1 month ago

Dupuis said Sunday that he's "looking ahead" in his recovery from the blood clot in his lung that ended his season in November, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "It's been five months. It's behind me right now," Dupuis said. "Obviously I still have some more testing to do. I'm still on some blood thinners right now but I'm looking ahead right now."

The blood clot clouds the future of the 36-year-old Dupuis, but it's at least encouraging to see him express a positive attitude about playing in 2015-16. The Penguins will wait and see how he progresses over the summer with his condition before determining if he'll be ready to go for training camp. Dupuis is under contract with the squad for two more seasons at a cap hit of $3.75 million.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 2 months ago

Dupuis, who has not played since Nov. 15 after being diagnosed a blood clot in his lung, will not play again this season, reports. "Based on the doctor's report I don't believe we'll see Pascal this year, and that's a big loss," GM Rutherford said Monday. "He's not going to be cleared to play until June."

While Dupuis, who finished with 11 points in 16 games this season, won't play again this season, Rutherford expressed optimism with regard to the veteran forward's playing prospects for the 2015-16 campaign. "I do feel very confident that (Dupuis) will return to the team next year," Rutherford noted Monday.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis (blood clot) skated on his own Tuesday morning.

He's expected to be sidelined for six months with the ailment, but that he's been able to get back on the ice on his own is certainly a nice sign as he goes through the long recovery.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis (blood clot) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Doctors diagnosed Dupuis with the blood clot in his lung earlier this week, ruling him out for at least six months while he recovers from treatment. The move to IR will give the Penguins an additional roster spot with which to try to cover for Dupuis' absence.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out for at least six months.

The Penguins identified the clot Monday after Dupuis complained of chest discomfort, resulting in the winger being prescribed a treatment of blood thinners. It's the second consecutive season that Dupuis will have to deal with a major health concern, after knee surgery limited him to 39 games in 2013-14. It's looking like this latest scare could be another season-ender for Dupuis, while also putting his career on uncertain ground. The 35-year-old previously underwent treatment for a blood clot last January while recovering from the knee injury. Dupuis had been off to a magnificent start to the campaign under first-year coach Mike Johnson, racking up six goals and 11 points in 16 games. Now that he'll be out of commission for perhaps the rest of the season, Patric Hornqvist or Beau Bennett could be tasked with replacing him on the Penguins' top line.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis will be sidelined for at least the next six months because of a a blood clot in his lung.

"Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung," said Pens' team physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas. "The treatment is at least six months of blood thinners, during which time he will not be able to play hockey. Other than that, his condition is stable." Dupuis' absence on the team's No. 1 line could be filled by Patric Hornqvist -- who was recently shifted to the second unit, Beau Bennett, or a combination of forwards.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis is sidelined with an illness, and not a physical ailment, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

It was announced Monday that Dupuis would not play Tuesday due to an unspecified health issue, and it is not clear what type of setback he is dealing with. Consider Dupuis day-to-day and questionable for Pittsburgh's next game Friday.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Canadins, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Dupuis missed Monday's practice to go see a doctor for undisclosed reasons, which is certainly more than a little troubling. There's no word on a timetable for his return at this point, but there should be more information released in the next couple days.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis supplied all the Penguins' offense Friday, potting a pair of goals in a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Dupuis looks to be revitalized playing next to his old buddies Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby, as he converted a beautiful centering pass from Sid for the game winner 15 seconds into the third period. This was a nice rebound for the Pens after last game's 5-0 shellacking at the hands of the Rangers, so it'll be interesting to see just how long coach Mike Johnston keeps Dupuis on the top line. One thing, however, is for certain -- as long as he's playing with Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Duper is a fantasy must-start.

Pascal Dupuis RW PIT 6 months ago

Dupuis skated with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby on Tuesday after the Rangers jumped out to a commanding lead over Pittsburgh.

Coach Mike Johnston mixed lines, shaking things up in a 5-0 loss, but that was likely more of a function of the lopsided score than a permanent change. Dupuis has slumped with just one assist in his last six games while skating with Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau. Now that Beau Bennett has been added back into the mix, coach Johnston has more options with the extra depth.