Pascal Dupuis wanted to be playing in the postseason more than anything. And Sidney Crosby’s preferred right winger and beloved locker room presence, sidelined since December with a knee injury, was sorely missed both on the ice and off.
But as much as Dupuis wanted to be on the ice with his teammates, there wasn’t anything he could do about his situation other than continue to recover and rehab after undergoing surgery in February. His focus was not on this past season, but the next one – and working to be ready for training camp come September.
“I definitely would have wanted to be out there and wanted to battle with the guys,” said the speedy, versatile winger. “It’s the best time of year to play hockey. What I bring to the game I think (is suited for) playoff hockey. But I don’t know, you can’t go back and say what if this guy did that or that. It’s done now. For me, anyway. My focus has been on September.”
Dupuis, 34, said he hopes to be ready for training camp, which will t...