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[November 20, 2014]  Nov 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners.

The clot was identified during testing Monday after Dupuis had complained of discomfort in his chest.

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Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss three to four months after he suffered a left patellar fracture.

Van Riemsdyk was hit during the first period against a game against the Dallas Stars. He limped off the ice and did not return. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.

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The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday that defenseman Adam McQuaid will miss six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

McQuaid sustained the injury during Tuesday night's 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned center Michael Chaput to Springfield of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

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Chaput, 22, has two assists with eight penalty minutes and averaged 10:51 of ice time while playing in all 18 games this season with the Blue Jackets.

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The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League and placed defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve Tuesday.

Ouellet was leading Grand Rapids in points with five in 13 games. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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