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Pascal Dupuis | Winger | #9

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Pascal Dupuis spoke to the media Monday and he talked a little about what his future may hold.
He said he would be open to a role with the Penguins or he could join the media. Dupuis called it a career last week because of health concerns related to blood clots. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 05:44:00 PM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will do a video tribute to the recently retired Pascal Dupuis on Tuesday.

Dupuis was forced to retire this week as he has a medical condition related to blood clots and honored the wishes of his family to call it quits. He had two goals and four points in 18 games this season. His best season was in 2011-12 when he had 25 goals and 34 assists and was a big fantasy asset as a top-six forward. We wish him luck and good health in his retirement.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis agreed with the decision to stop playing hockey because of his family.

"If all this was on me or if I would have taken a selfish approach to this I probably would still be playing," he said. "We knew that I was going to have to maybe miss games on a blocked shot or a cut, but not experiencing what I did. I went in this at 100 percent. I gave myself a chance to play and be in the lineup and go through that protocol and try to see what it was going to bring me." He managed to appear in 18 games this year, but he missed plenty of time to undergo further tests.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis will not play hockey anymore because of a medical condition related to blood clots.

"Despite playing on a medical protocol that has worked for other players in the NHL, we feel that the risk of Pascal playing with his condition and the side effects of the tests to monitor him are just not in the best interest of his long-term health," said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, who serves as the Penguins' team physician. Dupuis has been placed on injured reserve and Pittsburgh will move him to long-term injured reserve shortly.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis, who didn't complete Tuesday's game, is fine to practice on Thursday.

The Penguins removed him from that contest for precautionary reasons, but he's since been medically cleared. Pittsburgh wants to be particularly careful when it comes to Dupuis given his lengthy medical history, which includes blood clots.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis had an assist in a 4-3 victory over Colorado on Thursday.

Dupuis has two goals and three points in 11 games this season. He's worth keeping an eye on, but we're not confident that the 36-year-old forward is going to have a significant season from an offensive perspective.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night and helped them defeat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout.

Dupuis scored 13 seconds into the game, deflecting a shot by Sidney Crosby past Montreal goalie Mike Condon. He finished the contest with two shots on net and three blocked shots. He was sent to the hospital last Friday for what the Pens described as a precaution after he experienced symptoms that may or may not have been related to his blood clot history. The tests came back negative. He missed Pittsburgh's previous two games. As predicted by Rotoworld earlier Wednesday, Dupuis played on a line with Crosby and Beau Bennett, both of whom assisted on his goal.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:44:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis has been given the green light to play on Wednesday.

Dupuis was sent to the hospital on Friday for what the Penguins described "as a precaution prior to the game after experiencing symptoms that may or may not be related to his blood clot history." Fortunately the tests came back negative. Look for him to play with Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis expects to play Wednesday against Montreal.

He has to pass one more medical test Tuesday to be officially cleared to dress in Wednesday's game, but it's believed that it won't be an issue. The Penguins and Dupuis aren't elaborating on what the test is or what cased the injury scare, but he did say that something happened regarding his leg that warranted further evaluation.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis took to the ice for Monday's practice.

He underwent testing to determine if he was suffering from blood clot-related problems, but his involvement in the session suggests that isn't the case. The Penguins have not updated Dupuis' status yet, but he didn't look restricted during the practice.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis could retire from hockey if his blood clots return.

Dupuis missed Friday's game as he was sent to hospital as a precaution. He was experiencing symptoms that may have been related to his blood clot problem of last season. He stated to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on September 28 that he would retire if the blood clots returned. "I know what I've accomplished," Dupuis told Rossi. "I have to listen to my body. If it's even close. If it's even a thought that maybe ... if it even looks like something, again, I'm pulling myself out. I'm done. I'm not going to risk it." Hopefully it is not serious and that Dupuis will resume his NHL career.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 10:16:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a statement of sorts on why Pascal Dupuis has been sent to the hospital.

A potential reasoning for Dupuis' hospitalization has been noted by the Penguins, "as a precaution prior to the game after experiencing symptoms that may or may not be related to his blood clot history." Take that for what you will, whatever the reasoning, here's hoping Dupuis will come out just fine.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis was taken to the hospital on Friday night as a precaution.

It's still unknown why Dupuis was taken to the hospital, and while the natural inclination is to fear it's related to his blood clots, we simply don't know enough at this time. But we will keep you posted. Dupuis had a goal, six PIMs, nine hits, and 12 shots through half a dozen games thus far.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis is enjoying his time back on the first line with Sidney Crosby.

And who wouldn't? The two have played together quite a lot through Dupuis' career in Pittsburgh but last season was a bad one for Dupuis as he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg and played only 16 games after missing 43 the previous year with a torn ACL. He has a goal in five games this season with a plus-4 rating. It could be time to climb aboard the Pascal Dupuis bandwagon.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis practiced on the Penguins' top line on Friday.

Dupuis played on Thursday for the first time in nearly a year. He meshed well with Sidney Crosby before being plagued by health problems and if Dupuis can go back to playing alongside him, that would be a big boost for Dupuis.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 06:18:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Sergei Plotnikov
4Eric Fehr
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Ben Lovejoy
6Ian Cole
7Derrick Pouliot
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff