Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is expected to miss the season opener this
Thursday against Vancouver. He had 32 goals and 34 assists in 41 games last
year, still leading the team with 66 points after just half a season.
Crosby hasn’t played in a game since getting hit to the head in two consecutive games, with hardly any rest in between. He diagnosed with a concussion early January, and has just recently started skating with his team in September but hasn’t been cleared for contact yet.
After the Penguins practiced this weekend in Detroit, Crosby said he didn’t think there was even a possibility he was going to play this Thursday. “We play next
Thursday and it’s a few short days away. We haven’t progressed to the next level yet.”(The Canadian Press) Penguin coach Dan Bylsma said.
Ray Shero, Penguins GM also said Crosby isn’t playing, there is no set return date for him
yet. Crosby has travelled with the team during the pre-season and will travel with them as they
start the season on a western road trip before their home opener on Oct. 10th.
When the Penguins get back from the trip, Crosby will see doctor. Hopefully things will carry
on as they are and Crosby will return to the game soon.
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