Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis is set to play his first game in over 11 months on Thursday against the Dallas Stars, the team announced on Thursday.
Dupuis had to sit out the final five months of the season last year after being diagnosed with blood clots. He was cleared from the blood clot issue to return to the ice, but a lower body injury has prevented him from re-joining the team during the regular season.
Rookie forward Daniel Sprong has been away from the team for a couple of days, that included missing a game, trying to resolve a visa issue. It’s been reported that the visa issue is solved and that Sprong is back on the ice, according to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
However, Sprong will be a scratch against Dallas, with Dupuis taking his spot,
Pascal Dupuis will return to the #Pens lineup tonight vs. Dallas. "I got the OK to go tonight. I'm pretty excited."
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 22, 2015
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