Terrible news for the Penguins this afternoon as 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.
According to the team, the clot was identified during testing Monday after Dupuis had complained of discomfort in his chest.
The team also revealed and this is pretty big that Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in January 2014, shortly after he suffered a torn ACL. He was on blood thinners for six months while also recovering from his knee surgery.
The blood clot traveled from his leg to now his lung.
“Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung, ” Dr. Dharmesh Vyas said in a released statement. “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.”