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After two injury and illness-riddled seasons, Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis is expected to see his first NHL action of the season.

October 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will play his first game in nearly a year after being sidelined by injury and blood clots.

He’s expected to take the ice on Thursday night against Dallas (7 p.m. ET). The 36-year-old Dupuis has been limited to 55 games the past two seasons because of a torn ACL and separate bouts with blood clots. He missed the first month of this season with a lower-body injury unrelated to his history with blood clots.

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Last season, while 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 scored a goal in four preseason games this season prior to his lower-body injury.

 

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