Penguins’ Dupuis out 4-5 weeks with lower-body injury

After sitting out much of last season, Pittsburgh Penguins veteran forward Pascal Dupuis will once again be a spectator as he nurses a lower-body injury.
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis is expected to miss four-to-five weeks with a lower-body injury that is unrelated to the blood clots of last season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Dupuis did not skate with the Penguins on Monday, but coach Mike Johnston told the team's website that the 36-year-old was nursing a slight ailment and would miss Thursday's season-opening contest with the Dallas Stars as a precaution.

The undisclosed injury was suffered during a 3-on-3 drill on Sunday, according to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Dupuis scored six goals and set up five others in 16 games last season. The Quebec native has recorded 188 tallies and 217 assists in 853 career contests with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets and Penguins.