Penguins' Dupuis has blood clot in lung

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Pittsburgh, PA ( - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners, the team announced Wednesday.

According to a press release, the clot was discovered Monday after Dupuis had complained of discomfort in his chest.

"Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung," said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins' team physician. "In medical terms, that is a deep vein thrombosis resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This is the second such incident that we know of for Pascal. The treatment is at least six months of blood thinners, during which time he will not be able to play hockey. Other than that, his condition is stable."

Dupuis has six goals and five assists in 16 games this season. He missed the majority of the 2013-14 season after tearing his ACL.

The 35-year-old Dupuis previously was diagnosed with a blood clot in January following his aforementioned knee injury. He was on blood thinners for six months after that diagnosis.