Pittsburgh Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis (9) warms up before the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pascal Dupuis’ latest comeback is on hold.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday the 36-year-old forward will miss 4-5 weeks with a lower-body injury. Dupuis was limited to 16 games during the 2014-15 season because of blood clots and missed the second half of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury.
Dupuis was expected to play on the third line with Nick Bonino and David Perron. Beau Bennett will likely move up to the third line when Pittsburgh plays at Dallas in the season opener on Thursday.
Dupuis was one of the most durable members of the Penguins until tearing the ACL in his right knee against Ottawa on Dec. 23, 2013. He was off to a solid start last fall with seven goals in 16 games before the clotting issue was discovered.