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Penguins' Dupuis out six months due to blood clot in lung

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:22:59 +0000

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months due to a blood clot in his lung.

Dupuis , 35, is on injectable blood thinners and will transition to an oral blood thinner later in his recovery.

Penguins physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas said Dupuis had a blood clot in his leg, which moved to his lung. Dupuis is stable, but the clot would have been life-threatening if left untreated.

The clot, Dupuis ' second in less than a year, was identified Monday, when he missed practice after complaining of discomfort in his chest.

Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in January, a few weeks after tearing his ACL against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 23.

He was on blood thinners for six months following that injury, missing the final 43 games of the Penguins' 2013-14 season. Dupuis returned to the lineup in Pittsburgh's 6-4 season-opening win against the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 9.

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