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Pascal Dupuis | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Pascal Dupuis is expected to get medical clearance to take part in contact during training camp.
However, he may not get the green light right away when on-ice drills start on Sept. 19. Dupuis played just 39 games last season and none after Dec. 23 because of a knee injury, which required surgery to repair a torn MCL and ACL. Sep 11 - 12:30 PM

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Pascal Dupuis is encouraged by his progress from knee surgery, but he still hasn't been cleared for contact.

He may not get the green light before training camp opens in about two weeks. Dupuis said he doesn't have any feeling around much of his right kneecap following the procedure. "My skin, I don't have any sensation anymore, on the front, because they cut all the nerves and everything," Dupuis said Wednesday. "When I have my equipment on, I'm fine because when I fall, I feel [the shin pad hitting the ice]." However, he's still upbeat about where he is and he's been taking part in informal practices with his teammates. Dupuis is expected to wear a brace on his knee for some extra protection. There's a chance that he won't play with Sidney Crosby this season and he could be used alongside Evgeni Malkin instead. Keep an eye on where he ends up at training camp because he could be a productive, under-the-radar addition to your fantasy squad after he missed most of the 2013-14 campaign.
Sep 4 - 11:05 AM

Pascal Dupuis may be tried out alongside Evgeni Malkin at training camp.

"He can play anywhere in the lineup," said coach Mike Johnston. "He certainly has played well with Sid before. Can he play well with [Malkin]? That's what we've got to see." Johnston wants to find the right combinations and new linemates for Malkin is high on the agenda.
Aug 26 - 1:29 PM

Pascal Dupuis (knee) was on the ice Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in February.

Dupuis was originally projected to miss six to eight months, so based on that timetable, there's a good chance he'll be available for the Penguins' season opener. Before his season ended, Dupuis had seven goals and 20 points in 39 games.
Jul 16 - 3:07 PM

Pascal Dupuis (knee) expects to be ready to play at the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

He underwent surgery on Feb. 12 to repair a torn MCL and ACL. His timetable was set at six to eight months. Dupuis is three months into his recovery and he feels it's going well. "Obviously it's a long process, but it's feeling great," he said. "Aiming for six (months). The way it's feeling right now, it feels great. I'm right on schedule, so it looks good for camp." He had seven goals and 20 points in 39 games prior to getting hurt, but his chemistry with Sidney Crosby gives him plenty of fantasy value.
May 20 - 2:31 PM

The loss of right wing Pascal Dupuis (knee) has been a damaging blow to the Pens' penalty-killing unit.

With Dupuis in the lineup, the Penguins killed 87.5 percent of their penalties, which was on pace to give Pittsburgh's its second-best penalty-killing season in franchise history. Without Dupuis, who sustained a season-ending injury Dec. 23, the Pens have killed just 82.5 percent of their penalties. The penalty-killing unit has deteriorated since the Olympics. "We were very good up until then," Craig Adams said. Adams said he believes the Pens' penchant for turning the puck over is the primary reason for the decline in penalty kill percentage. Defenseman Brooks Orpik's turnover led to Columbus center Mark Letestu's power-play goal in Game 1 of the first-round series Wednesday. "We aren't getting clears when we have the chance," Adams said. "There will always be times when it's a 50/50 situation and you get the puck out. But there have been times when we have clear control and we're still not getting it out. That's a problem."
Apr 19 - 10:53 AM

Pascal Dupuis (knee) might not be ready for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Dupuis is rehabbing after injuring his ACL and MCL. His timetable suggests that he'll be ready at some point in the range of August through October. That means that even in a best case scenario, he will spend at least part of the summer focusing on his recovery.
Feb 25 - 1:19 PM

Pascal Dupuis has begun rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee.

Dupuis suffered damage to his ACL and MCL. He will not be able to return this season, but he should be back for the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 18 - 6:51 PM

Pascal Dupuis underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The Penguins haven't made it official, but Dupuis isn't expected to return this season. However, it's been assumed that Dupuis would be out for the rest of the year since Sidney Crosby landed on the outside of his leg following a hit from Ottawa's Marc Methot back on Dec. 23.
Feb 13 - 10:45 AM

Pascal Dupuis is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Feb. 12.

Dupuis hasn't played since Dec. 23 due to a torn right ACL. He took time to rehab the muscles around it before having the operation. Don't count on him returning before the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 7 - 10:52 AM

The Penguins were allowing an average of 2.18 goals per game before right winger Pascal Dupuis had a season-ending knee injury Dec. 23 in Ottawa.

Beginning with a 5-0 loss against the Senators that night, however, they have been giving up an average of 3.23 goals a game. "He’s a responsible two-way forward," defenseman Matt Niskanen said. "For [the first] line, I think he helped a lot in that regard. "A lot of times you’d see him be a defensively responsible high forward who picked guys up on the backcheck. He was really good at that. There might be some correlation between the numbers."
Jan 25 - 10:50 AM

Pascal Dupuis (knee) has yet to undergo surgery on his torn ACL.

Surgery is likely to come very soon, and it's very likely that the veteran winger will miss the rest of the season. Dupuis has 20 points in 39 games this season.
Jan 11 - 9:12 PM

Pascal Dupuis, who will have ACL knee surgery and is likely out for the rest of the season, was a top-line fit for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

Finding wingers who mesh with Crosby has proven a great challenge over the years, as his style – skilled grinder with speed and a backhand preference – does not easily fit with traditional scoring wingers. Few acquisitions by Pens GM Ray Shero have meshed instantly with Crosby, with Bill Guerin (2009) being an exception. Dupuis has 20 points in 39 games this season, but his chemistry with Crosby with be something that Pittsburgh will miss.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis is going to have ACL knee surgery and he may be out for rest of the season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins made that announcement via their Twitter account on Friday. There's no timetable set for his return. Dupuis was injured in Monday's loss to Ottawa following a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby. He has seven goals and 20 points in 39 games this season.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis suffered a possible knee injury during Monday's game.

Dupuis was involved in a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby in the first period. That ended his night, but details about the injury are still scarce. "Right now, I'm just hoping it's not a severe injury," coach Dan Bylsma said.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:12:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
6Kasperi Kapanen
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff