Dumoulin recorded a second-period goal, three shots on net and two blocked shots through 23:29 of ice time during Friday's Game 4 win over Ottawa. With the Pittsburgh blue line riddled with injuries, Dumoulin has been counted on to step up on numerous occasions during the playoffs. He's a capable mid-pairing defenseman with nice mobility and puck skills. However, his offensive ceiling is capped. After all, he's posted just 19 points through his past 149 regular-season games. Playing huge minutes will still provide an uptick in fantasy value, though. Don't forget about Dumoulin when hunting for a low-priced flier in daily contests.
Dumoulin (undisclosed) is partaking in pregame warmups Monday and appears set to play in Game 3 against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Dumoulin is one of three Pens on the ice -- along with Carl Hagelin (lower body) and Patric Hornqvist (leg) -- that was designated as a game-time decision heading into the Game 3 clash in Pittsburgh. Given his presence in warmups, the blueliner appears set to play after recording 24:07 of ice time in Game 2.
Dumoulin's (undisclosed) status will be decided for Game 3 just before puck drop. Dumoulin hasn't missed any time in the playoffs yet and played 24:07 in Game 2. It seems likely that he'll slot into the lineup, but there's still a chance that whatever is ailing him will hold him out of Game 3 in Pittsburgh.
Dumoulin (jaw) has been cleared for Tuesday's matchup with St. Louis, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. Dumoulin missed the Pens' previous 10 contests after taking a puck to the jaw against New Jersey on Dec. 27. The 25-year-old will likely retake his spot on Pittsburgh's top pairing where he has logged 19:45 of ice time per game this year. With just seven helpers and zero goals, the blueliner is not exactly an offensive powerhouse, offering more in terms of shut down defense.
Dumoulin (jaw) will join the team for a two-game road trip that kicks off Wednesday against Montreal, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. The fact that Dumoulin, who was in a non-contact jersey at practice Tuesday, is traveling with the team is a big step in the right direction. While it is unlikely the defenseman will be cleared to play given his initial recovery timeline, it seems as though he is ahead of schedule. This is certainly good news for the Pens considering they are missing Kris Letang (lower body).
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