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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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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

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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

Pascal Dupuis scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.

Dupuis opened the scoring as the Penguins held off the Flames 4-3. He has 20 points in 38 games thus far and has been a disappointment offensively this season as he had 38 points in 48 games last season playing alongside Sidney Crosby.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:06:00 AM

Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) looks like he's going to play Saturday night.

He took part in the game-day skate and is participating in a soccer warmup with some teammates at TD Garden. Dupuis should be considered probable to play against the Boston Bruins.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) took to the ice Saturday for Pittsburgh's game-day skate.

His presence out there is being viewed as an early indication that he'll be available to play Saturday night against Boston. We'll keep you posted as an update should come once the session is over and coach Dan Bylsma speaks to the media.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Dupuis will head to Boston with the Penguins, so he's still a possibility for Saturday's game. He sustained the ailment during Thursday's contest.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Pascal Dupuis sustained an undisclosed injury during Thursday's game.

Dupuis scored a goal early in the second period, but ended up being limited to just 7:51 minutes. The Penguins didn't provide much in the way of details about Dupuis' problem, but he still needs to be evaluated, so perhaps they will reveal more after that happens.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Joe Vitale
5Brian Gibbons
6Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Jussi Jokinen
3Beau Bennett
4Tanner Glass
5Taylor Pyatt
RW1James Neal
2Pascal Dupuis
3Lee Stempniak
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Paul Martin
3Matt Niskanen
4Olli Maatta
5Brooks Orpik
6Rob Scuderi
7Deryk Engelland
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Tomas Vokoun