Penguins RW Pascal Dupuis cleared to work out after blood clot

Thursday June 11th, 2015

Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Pascal Dupuis has been cleared to work out and take contact after missing 66 games with a blood clot in his lung, the team announced.

Dupuis, 36 was diagnosed Nov. 9 after complaining of discomfort in his chest and did not play again in 2014-15.

"The blood clot has dissolved, and the doctors have recommended a blood thinner medication that will allow him to play," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. "It's a big step forward for Pascal, and we're all excited for him."

Dupuis has accrued 188 goals and 217 assists in a 14-year career for four teams. He has played for the Penguins since 2007-08, when he arrived in a trade from the Atlanta Thrashers.

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