Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will be playing his first game in nearly a year. He has been sidelined and limited to 55 games for the past two seasons due to a torn ACL and blood clots. He has missed the first month of this season with a lower-body injury unrelated to the blood clots.
Last season Pascal Dupuis was on his way back from a torn ACL and scored six goals in sixteen games. But he was forced to sit out the remainder of the season becayse of career-threatening blood clots.
Last season, working his way back from an ACL tear, he scored six goals in 16 games. But he missed the final five months of the season because of the career-threatening blood clots. He worked his way back this season to score a goal in four preseason games but was then sidelined with a lower-body injury.
“I’m definitely excited. … I just want to get back out there, doesn’t matter who I play with,” Dupuis said. “It will be huge for me to get back in a regular routine and play meaningful hockey again.”
The training staff cleared Pascal Dupuis for his return after seeing him practice this week. Coach Dupuis has said that he will have to manager Dupuis’ on ice minutes.
“He’s a guy with so much energy. … I’m going to manage his minutes, even if he’s having a great game I’m still going to try and manage his minutes,” Johnston said. “He hasn’t played a lot. I don’t want anything injury-wise to keep going. I’ll probably bump him around in the lineup tonight. … He probably won’t be locked into one line.”
Pascal Dupuis will be back on the ice tonight against the Dallas Stars.