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Too Much Bad News For The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Ron Cook of the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette,

It seems so wrong to worry about what the Penguins are going to do without Pascal Dupuis.

That’s just not important. All that matters is Dupuis’ long-term health as he battles a serious, recurring problem with blood clots in his lungs. He has to do everything he can to live to be a very old man for his wife and their kids.

“I’ve got to be healthy for them,” Dupuis said Wednesday at what likely was this city’s most somber sports news conference since the Penguins announced beloved coach Badger Bob Johnson had died from brain cancer at 60 in November 1991.

Sadly, the Penguins do this sort of thing too often. Just last month, they announced defenseman Olli Maatta, who isn’t old enough to buy a beer in this state, needed surgery to remove what turned out to be a cancerous tumor from his thyroid. In February, they announced defenseman Kris Letang, then 26, had a stroke. Going back to January 1993, they announced superstar center Mario Lemieux had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

But the Dupuis news conference was much different. There was a lot of optimism that Maatta, Letang and Lemieux would be able to return to the team. All did, quickly. There was no such optimism with Dupuis, mostly because this is the second time in 11 months he has had a potentially life-threatening blood clot.

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Pascal Dupuis Out For At Least Six Months For Treatment Of Blood Clot In His Lung

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners.

The clot was identified during testing Monday, after Dupuis had complained of discomfort in his chest.

“Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung,” said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician. “In medical terms, that is a deep vein thrombosis resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This is the second such incident that we know of for Pascal. The treatment is at least six months of blood thinners, during which time he will not be able to play hockey. Other than that, his condition is stable.”

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Video- Pascal Dupuis Taken Off On A Stretcher

No upate yet on his condition.

 

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Rossi: Penguins may clear the coaching and managerial decks

Well this took five minutes...Per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi, the Penguins may or may not clear the coaching and managerial decks after yet another playoff failure:

Penguins ownership will consider a sweeping overhaul that could include terminating general manager Ray Shero in addition to Dan Bylsma and the members of the coaching staff, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. Ownership specifically is concerned about a perceived lack of accountability for players, overall team toughness and unproductive drafts, the sources said.

The sources also said Penguins ownership might not want to undergo a complete front-office shakeup with only about a month before the NHL Entry Draft.

No decisions have been made, and they will not be rushed, the sources said.

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Penguins May Have Lost Pascal Dupuis For The Season


If you missed how the injury occurred, you can watch it here...

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Video- Dupuis Hurt In Collision With Crosby After Methot Hit

 

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Penguins Agree To A 4-Year Contract With Dupuis

 

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Andy Sutton Hit On Pascal Dupuis

Sutton received five for boarding, a ten and game misconduct.

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Penguins Sign Pascal Dupuis 3 Years

From Dave Molinari at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins made their first free-agent signing this morning, agreeing to a three-year deal with forward Pascal Dupuis.

They also have agreed to the structure of a contract extension for center Evgeni Malkin, although the deal has not been finalized. Malkin’s contract will be patterned after that of Sidney Crosby, which means it will run five years and include an annual salary-cap hit of $8.7 million.

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Dream Job for Dupuis

From Larry Wigge at NHL.com,

But the trade to Pittsburgh came as a complete surprise.

“I was actually negotiating on a new contract with Atlanta and I’d been teasing ‘Hoss’ for more than a month before the deadline about how much he was going to like going back to Ottawa or playing in Montreal,” Dupuis explained. “In the end, he got the last laugh.

“At first, I joked with reporters that I was coming along to carry Hoss’s bags. But I got the dream-of-a-lifetime job of playing on a line with Sid and Hoss.”

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Update 11:35am ET: More from NHL.com this morning from Phil Coffey “Plenty on the Line for Wings and Pens,” and from John Kreiser “Sydor’s Old Head Keeps Young Pens Focussed”

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