Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will miss at least the first week of the regular season with an undisclosed injury unrelated to the blood clot in his lung that limited him to 16 games last season, according to a TSN report Monday.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston told the Penguins website that Dupuis, who left practice Sunday and did not skate Monday, has a minor injury.
"At the end of the 3-on-3 when we were practicing yesterday, he just left the ice with a slight injury," Johnston said. "It was monitored today. They kept him off the ice this morning as more of a precaution. I don't think it's anything major. But as with all these things, you're very cautious at the beginning of the year just with anything happening. But I expect over the next few days, we'll know a little bit more. He may be back [Tuesday]."
The Penguins open their season Thursday at Dallas.