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Pascal Dupuis Named Finalist For Masterton Trophy

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A retired Penguins player has been named a finalist for the National Hockey League's Masterton Trophy.

According to the NHL, the award recognizes "the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."

Pascal Dupuis, along with Panthers' Jaromir Jagr and Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, have been nominated.

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Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung in November 2014, and did not play for the rest of the 2014-2015 season. He returned to start the 2015-16 season, but retired in December due to health concerns.

The winner will be announced at the 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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