D - PIT
Dumoulin helped Conor Sheary in the first period of the 7-3 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.
The defenseman had not played since Nov. 30. His season had been off to a decent start with 8 points in 24 games (+20).
Dumoulin suffered a lacerated tendon in his left ankle during the loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. The defenseman had surgery on Sunday.
With seven points in 23 games, Dumoulin is not very significant in fantasy, but he was +17 on the ice (averaging 21:04 minutes/game) and the last thing the Penguins needed was yet another injury.
Dumoulin helped Patric Hornqvist at the end of the third period to send the game to overtime in the 4-3 loss on Thursday.
This was Dumoulin's first tally after going pointless for five games. He is not recommended for fantasy at this time.
Dumoulin helped Jared McCann in the third period of the 4-3 overtime win on Thursday.
Now on a three-game streak and with six points in 12 games (+11), Dumoulin, who plays on the top defensive pairing, is borderline in fantasy.