Pascal Dupuis’ Health Scare Puts Penguins Badly in Need of Forward Depth

November 20th, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

Pascal Dupuis is one of the nicer, smarter men you could ever encounter in an NHL locker room.

Need a thoughtful quote whether things are going well or poorly for the Pittsburgh Penguins? You got it.

Need a few minutes of his time as he's making his escape to a back room away from the media? He'll make a U-turn and talk to you.

That's what makes the news that Dupuis will miss six months after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung that much more disheartening.'s Wes Crosby reports it's the second time in less than a year that he has been diagnosed with a blood clot.

After tearing his ACL in December 2013, doctors found a clot a few weeks later.

Dupuis had a scare earlier this season when a puck hit him in the back of the neck. He was stretchered off the ice but returned to the lineup two nights later.

He spoke with Crosby about his outlook:

It's been hard. The knee, the puck in the neck, this is all stuff you come back from. You're a hockey player. You're supposed to come back from that stuff. It's the risk you take as a hockey play to be on the ice. The othe ...

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