Pascal Dupius retires due to health concerns

Stephanie Kroll, Staff Writer

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On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Pascal Dupuis’ retirement from the National Hockey League due to health concerns and well-being.

Pascal Dupuis, 36, has had numerous great seasons playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. But just one year ago, he was diagnosed with a blood clot that was in his leg then traveled up to his lung. Pascal then had to be on blood thinners for at least six months.

Since then, Dupuis has played multiple games but has been pulled out due to symptoms such as chest pain.

According to, Penguins physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas said the risk Dupuis took by playing was “not in the best interest of his long-term health.”

But since then, he has had multiple scares as to whether the clot is gone or still there. So due to his well-being, he has retired. With a wife and four kids at home, there is much more of a responsibility than playing hockey.

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