Brian Dumoulin didn't want all of this time away from the game. Not after he'd just spent nearly a half-season recovering from a serious injury.
His teammates weren’t happy about the NHL being forced to suspend operations because of the coronavirus pandemic, either. Not only because of all the grief and misery it has caused, but because they seemed to be getting in synch for the stretch drive and playoffs.
But despite the unfortunate timing of the league's shutdown, Dumoulin believes that the Penguins' experience -- both collectively and as individuals -- should work to their benefit if the 2019-20 season resumes at some point this spring or summer.
Or, at least, that his club might suffer less because of the extended layoff than some others.
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