5 years ago

Pascal Dupuis can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he would prefer to stay in Pittsburgh.

He enjoyed a breakout year in 2011-12 and is playing well again this campaign alongside Sidney Crosby. "Now is the time to play hockey, said Dupuis' agent Allan Walsh. "The business side is a discussion better suited for the off-season. That being said, if Pittsburgh has something to say, we would always be open to listening." He'll turn 34 in April and is currently making $1.5 million.