Dumoulin clarified that he suffered a grade-3 MCL tear in his knee during Game 1 against the Rangers on May 3, telling reporters Tuesday, "I injured my MCL. It was a grade-3 tear. It happened on that disallowed goal. My knee hit the post and hyperextended." Dumoulin had yet to begin skating before the Penguins were bounced from the playoffs and probably would have been hard-pressed to return even if the team had advanced. While the defenseman's shutdown capabilities make him a crucial piece of Pittsburgh's blue line, his lack of offensive upside doesn't translate well to the fantasy arena.
Dumoulin (lower body) still hasn't begun skating and will miss Wednesday's clash with the Rangers. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Dumo hasn't skated yet, but he's making progress off the ice." At this point, Dumoulin should probably be considered out indefinitely given his continued absence from on-ice activities. In the meantime, Mike Matheson should continue to see additional minutes while Mark Friedman will continue suiting up on the Penguins' third pairing.
Dumoulin (lower body) has yet to resume skating and won't be available versus the Rangers for Game 4 on Monday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. While the team continues to label Dumoulin day-to-day, the fact that he isn't skating yet doesn't seem to bode well for a Game 5 return Wednesday either. Without Dumoulin in the lineup, the Pens have paired up Mike Matheson with Kris Letang, which does seem to be putting all their offensive eggs in one basket. Mark Friedman has stepped into the lineup as well, though Nathan Beaulieu could also see some minutes depending on how long Dumoulin is out.
Dumoulin (lower body) won't play in Saturday's Game 3 versus the Rangers, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Dumoulin is set to miss a second game with the injury he suffered in Tuesday's series opener. The 30-year-old's absence opens up a place in the lineup for either Mark Friedman or Nathan Beaulieu. Dumoulin's next chance to play is Monday in Game 4.
Dumoulin (lower body) will not be available against the Rangers on Thursday for Game 2. Dumoulin logged 36:35 of ice time in Tuesday's triple-overtime victory and sustained some sort of injury in the process. It's currently unclear how severe his injury is or if he's expected to return Saturday for Game 3. Mark Friedman is expected to take his place in Thursday's lineup.
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