Pascal Dupuis will make his 2015-16 NHL debut against the Dallas Stars after all. The season started with a game against Dallas, but Dupuis got hurt in practice days before the season started.
"It healed quicker than I thought it would. I'm excited to get back out there for a real game." #Pens Dupius on his return tonight -SK— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) October 22, 2015
It was a disappointing event for Dupuis, who worked very hard to get back after missing most of the 2014-15 season with a blood clot condition brought on after suffering a torn ACL that caused him to miss most of the 2013-14 season.
Dupuis' last regular season game was November 15th 2014, though he was able to compete in pre-season games this September. He has only played 55 games since the beginning of the 2013-14 season
In camp the Pens had used Dupuis mostly on the 3rd line with Nick Bonino, however, with the scoring droughts of top-line wingers like Chris Kunitz (no points in 6 games), David Perron (no points) and Patric Hornqvist (no goals, one assist) it's an intriguing option to think that Dupuis might be able to take some spot shifts with his old linemate Sidney Crosby.