Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis (lower body) showed signs of health by returning to practice on Sunday.
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis returned to practice on Sunday for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury earlier this month.
“I'm right on the schedule of the progress of this injury,” Dupuis told the team's website. “Today was a good step. If I went out and didn't feel good, it would be a step back. The fact that I stayed on and went through practice, did a normal practice and had a big smile on my face and had fun, I think it's the right way.”
The 36-year-old has endured a tough time of it over the last year, as he missed 66 games last season because of a torn ACL and a blood clot in his lung.
Dupuis scored six goals and set up five others in 16 games played in 2014-15. 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.