The Pittsburgh Penguins are commonly hailed as one of the deepest and most talented franchises in the league, from the NHL level on down through the minor league ranks. That thought is getting pushed to the very limit it seems, as the Penguins continue to lose players at an alarming rate.
Pittsburgh lost not one, but two top-six forwards to injury yesterday. First, Evgeni Malkin wasn’t able to play against the San Jose Sharks after he was injured during practice.
Evgeni Malkin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. #Pens
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 5, 2013
That left the Penguins shorthanded for their matchup with the Sharks, and then the team was forced to play a majority of the contest without another top-six forward.
Bylsma said he has no information on Dupuis, who left the game in Period 2 with an unspecified injury.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) December 6, 2013
Pascal Dupuis does a lot of things for the Penguins. Missing games isn’t one of them, as the forward has been remarkably durable while with the team. There’s been no update on his condition since he left the contest against the Sharks after scoring a goal, and to this point the team hasn’t recalled any players to fill in for a possible longer-term injury.
We’ll keep you updated as more details become available on Dupuis and his injury.