Dumoulin was sporting a knee brace in the playoffs after suffering a torn PCL, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Dumoulin had perhaps one of his worst playoff performances and it was clear something wasn't 100 percent. The team didn't provide any specifics on whether the blueliner would need surgery to repair his PCL, but even if he does, he should have plenty of time to return to the ice and be ready for the 2019-20 campaign.
Dumoulin (lower body) will join the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Islanders, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Dumoulin made steady progress over the past week, shedding his non-contact jersey Monday. While he carried a game-time decision heading into Wednesday, he will pair up with Kris Letang for Game 1. With that, Dumoulin can be considered for both daily lineups and playoff pools, though his absence from the power play limits his upside.
Dumoulin (lower body) will be a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 matchup with the Islanders, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Dumoulin has been practicing with the team, but on the extra fourth pairing, which could be an indication the Penguins are planning to have him out of the lineup Wednesday. Still, the fact that the defensive stalwart is a game-time call likely means he will be ready for Game 2 on Friday at the latest. Whenever the Maine native does get the all-clear, coach Mike Sullivan will face the difficult decision of who to bump from the lineup, with Marcus Pettersson the most likely candidate.
Dumoulin (lower body) skated in a regular sweater during Monday's practice session, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports, and is hoping to suit up versus the Islanders on Wednesday.
Dumoulin was clear that he wouldn't rush himself back into the lineup, a luxury the Pens can afford following the emergence of Erik Gudbranson and Jack Johnson as defensive stalwarts over the last months of the season. Still, there is no player the Pens would rather have anchoring their top pairing with Kris Letang than the 27-year-old Dumoulin. The Maine native won't offer much in terms of direct fantasy value, but his inclusion in the lineup will undoubtedly give Letang the confidence to jump up into the play and contribute more offensively.
Dumoulin (lower body) showed progress upon taking to the ice ahead of Saturday's optional skate, Seth Rorabaugh of The Athletic reports.
It's safe to deduce that Mike Sullivan would have mentioned Dumoulin's status for the regular-season finale against the Rangers if he had any chance of playing in that one. It looks more likely that the industrious blueliner -- who fashioned three goals and 20 assists for a career-high point total over 76 games this campaign -- will be saved for the Stanley Cup quarterfinals against the Islanders.
Dumoulin (lower body) is still considered day-to-day and didn't skate ahead of Thursday's clash with Detroit, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
Dumoulin will miss his second game due to his lower-body issue, which will certainly be a concern for the Penguins faithful heading into the playoffs. The defensive stalwart will have one more chance to suit up in a regular-season clash when the team closes the year versus the Rangers on Saturday.
Dumoulin is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss Tuesday's matchup with Detroit, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.
The Penguins suddenly find themselves stretched on the blue line, as their top pairing of Dumoulin and Kris Letang (upper body) are both hampered by injuries. While Dumoulin's absence likely won't be felt in the offensive end, his ability to shut down opponents could expose netminder Matt Murray to a heavier workload. Zach Trotman figures to slot into the lineup with Dumoulin out of action.
Dumoulin (concussion) went minus-1 with two blocked shots in Tuesday's overtime win versus the Panthers.
He returned from a three-game absence due to a concussion and worked on the second defensive pairing. Dumoulin was also deployed in the overtime period, but the offensive contributions were left to Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel in this outing. Dumoulin will likely continue to enjoy big minutes until Kris Letang (upper body) returns to the lineup.
Dumoulin (concussion) will play Tuesday versus the Panthers.
He has missed the last three games. Dumoulin had four points in nine games leading up to his injury, and he may be depended on for more offense due to a slew of injuries on the blue line, including Kris Letang (upper body). He will also have a new defensive partner in Zach Trotman, who was recently recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Dumoulin (concussion) will be a game-time decision against the Panthers on Tuesday.
Dumoulin ditched the non-contact sweater for Tuesday's game-day skate, which bodes well for him potentially returning to the lineup. The team likely needs to wait to see if he suffers any symptoms after taking contact before giving him the green light. If the defenseman does rejoin the lineup, he could find himself paired up with Justin Schultz, while Zach Trotman figures to be the odd man out.
Dumoulin (concussion) is progressing but remains day-to-day, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Dumoulin -- who missed the previous three games due to his concussion -- was able to join his teammates on the ice Monday, albeit in a non-contact jersey. If the blueliner doesn't suffer any setbacks, there is still time for him to be cleared to play against Florida on Tuesday, though Thursday's tilt with Columbus seems more likely.
Dumoulin (concussion) was spotted in a non-contact jersey at Monday's practice, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Dumoulin appears to be a step ahead of fellow injured blueliners Kris Letang (upper body) and Olli Maatta (shoulder), who skated on their own but didn't participate in the main practice itself. As is the case with the other two, Dumoulin will have to demonstrate the ability to take contact before he can realistically expect to be penciled into a lineup on game day.
Dumoulin (concussion) stayed back in Pittsburgh and will miss the team's two-game road trip, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
Dumoulin has begun skating, but pinning down a timeline for a return from a concussion is notoriously difficult, so it remains unclear whether the defenseman will be available against Florida on Tuesday. With the shutdown defender sidelined, the Pens will look to Jack Johnson and trade-deadline addition Erik Gudbranson to help stop opposing forwards from finding the back of the net.
Dumoulin (concussion) hasn't returned to the ice yet, but is making strides in his recovery, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
While the team hasn't made any official determinations, it seems unlikely Dumoulin will be ready in time for the Pens' upcoming two-game road trip against Buffalo and Montreal on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Without the defensive stalwart, the pressure will be on Jack Johnson and new addition Erik Gudbranson to shut down opposing team's top players.
Dumoulin (concussion) is not making the trip with the team for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
While this technically only rules out Dumoulin for Tuesday, the fact he couldn't travel raises concerns that he won't be able to make the trip to Buffalo on Friday or Montreal on Saturday for Pittsburgh's next two games. Concussions are, as we all know by now, not predictable, so you will have to monitor the 27-year-old's status closely to get a sense of when he will make his return. For now, Juuso Riikola seemed primed to replace him in the lineup.
Dumoulin was diagnosed with a concussion after making an early exit from Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.
Dumoulin was injured by a hard check from Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds and will likely face at least a week on the sidelines. In his absence, Juuso Riikola could enter the lineup, or the Penguins could look for reinforcements from the minors.
Dumoulin left Saturday's game against Philadelphia in the first period and didn't return for the start of the second period, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
The former Boston College Eagle was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds, who caught Dumoulin along the boards. After staying down on the ice in the immediate aftermath of the hit, Dumoulin was able to leave the ice under his own power.
Dumoulin picked up an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.
The Penguins' blueliner drew the secondary assist on Bryan Rust's shorthanded marker, the first of three unanswered goals scored by Pittsburgh. With 19 points in 2018-19, the 27-year-old Dumoulin has set a new career high for points in a season.
Dumoulin has notched four helpers in his previous six contests.
Dumoulin -- not exactly known for his scoring touch -- has been rolling in assists of late, but hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 10 versus Arizona, his only tally of the season. The defensive-minded blueliner needs just four more points to set a new high and could crack the 20-point mark for the first time in his career.
Dumoulin is averaging a career-high 21:17 of ice time this season.
Dumoulin's name won't pop up on most fantasy players radar, as he has never broken the 20-point mark and has just eight career goals. Yet the defensively-minded blueliner is a mainstay in the Penguins' lineup and acts as the ying to Kris Letang's yang, allowing the offensive powerhouse to jump up into the play.
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