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Penguins' Dupuis practices, could play Wednesday

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis practiced Monday after missing two games as a precaution when he experienced symptoms that may or may not be related to his blood clot history.

Coach Mike Johnston told the Penguins website that Dupuis had tests Monday morning and was cleared to practice. Dupuis is confident he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy Center (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, RDS).

"There is one more (test) tomorrow," Dupuis told the Penguins website. "But I should be all good to go. Everything went well this morning. We got everything done before practice. I got a chance to get out there and skate."

Dupuis was taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday prior to the Penguins' game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Tests for a blood clot were negative but he was also held out of the game Saturday against the Calgary Flames.

"It was something I saw on my leg that didn't seem right," Dupuis said. "We play a contact sport. I blocked a shot or got slashed. Everything happens so fast that I don't even remember how it happened. I just had to make sure."

Dupuis played 16 games last season because of a blood clot in his leg and was placed on blood thinners for six months. He has a goal in six games this season.

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