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Friday, September 12, 2014

Penguins Injury Update: Pascal Dupuis eager to play

By on 9/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

It looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins will be welcoming back Pascal Dupuis back to the lineup sometime in the near future.

Dupuis suffered a torn ACL in December 2013 and had surgery to repair the damage nearly 7 months ago. He says he is feeling better but has not been given the 'OK' to play.

Dupuis says, "My skin, I don't have any sensation anymore, on the front, because they cut all the nerves and everything,"

"When I have my equipment on, I'm fine because when I fall, I feel [the shin pad hitting the ice]. But if I don't have anything on [the knee] and I go to kneel down, I have to think about where I'm at physically, because I don't feel it when my knee goes down."

Dupuis has been skating with teammates. He has been battling with teammates in the corner but has not been cleared for contact. He is not sure when he will be cleared for contact come the start of training camp on September 19th.

He was injured on December 23rd against the Ottawa Senators. He is eager to play and when he does he will wear a knee brace on his right knee. He has been getting used to it all summer, and for the past couple of years he wore one on his left knee.

Last season he played, 39 games, had seven goals and 13 assists.

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