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Sport Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is back: 'I'm playing tonight' vs. Minnesota Wild

19:25  14 january  2020
19:25  14 january  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Crosby returns to practice, could play vs. Coyotes

  Crosby returns to practice, could play vs. Coyotes The Pittsburgh Penguins could be getting franchise center Sidney Crosby back in the lineup Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Crosby, who has missed the club's last 27 games, took part in a full team practice on Saturday for the first time since undergoing core muscle surgery Nov. 14. "We're encouraged by his progress and we'll take each day as it comes," Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said, according to NHL.com's Alan Robinson. "We'll seeCrosby, who has missed the club's last 27 games, took part in a full team practice on Saturday for the first time since undergoing core muscle surgery Nov. 14.

Minnesota . Sidney Crosby News. Crosby doesn't skate as scheduled during Penguins road trip. In 2009, when President Barack Obama welcomed the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House, he made it a point to congratulate the youngest captain ever to win the

That said, the Pens have still found a way to be the league’s very best team since Sidney Crosby went down over two months ago now. In the 29 games since Crosby has gone down, Malkin has 40 points ( playing 27 games himself, missing two Malkin is back in a major way this season. All around the ice he has been playing at an MVP caliber since Minnesota Wild @ Pittsburgh Penguins .

It's only fitting that on "Pittsburgh Theme Night," one of the most prolific players to ever lace the skates up in the Steel City will return to the Penguins lineup.

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Out since undergoing core muscle surgery to repair a sports hernia on Nov. 14, captain Sidney Crosby announced on Tuesday morning his return to the lineup after a 28-game absence.

"I'm playing tonight," he told reporters. "Happy to be back in the lineup."

Crosby returns to a team that went 18-6-4 since he was injured Nov. 9 against the Chicago Blackhawks and sits six just points behind the Washington Capitals for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

  Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff. Crosby held up his end of the bargain, collecting a goal and three assists in his first game back from abdominal surgery as the Penguins rolled past Minnesota 7-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby needed less than eight minutes to pick up his first point since before Halloween when he assisted on Evgeni Malkin's first goal of the night 7:57 into the game.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby causes Colorado Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon to lose his balance with some nifty stickhandling moves.

After skating with current NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon in August, Ben Azegere Now Azegere is back in Toronto, doing a bit of a media tour. It culminates with this game and Crosby hands him a Penguins jersey and shares a private conversation with Azegere in the

Named Sporting News' NHL Athlete of the Decade for the 2010s, Crosby had netted 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 17 games. In 960 career games, he has posted a mind-blowing 1,233 points, 444 of which have come on the power play. Crosby's return should bolster the Penguins' time with the man advantage; they currently are tied for 19th in the NHL at 18.9 percent.

"Hard to put into words how big of an addition Crosby is to our lineup," head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters. "It's exciting to have him back. His on-ice play has the ability to change the outcomes of games. He's a difference-maker. I'm sure he's every bit as excited to come back in the lineup."

At Tuesday's morning skate, Crosby was slotted between Jared McCann and Dominik Simon. Joseph Blandisi was sent down in a corresponding move.

Bruins coach Cassidy has some harsh words for his defense .
Charlie McAvoy and John Moore seemed to be the focus of his comments on Sunday afternoon.After scoring three first period goals, the Bruins allowed the Penguins to climb back into the game and eventually tie it on a Jack Johnson shorthanded goal early in the third period. That set the stage for Bryan Rust to score the game-winner with just over seven minutes remaining.

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