Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/17/12
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby is exploring his playing options as the NHL lockout reached its second day. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League has the most money to pay a star player like Crosby, but it may not be willing to insure his $104 million contract. Concussions have limited Crosby's play the past two seasons. The KHL did sign star players Evgeni Malkin (Penguins) and Sergei Gonchar (Ottawa Senators), among others, over the weekend. Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, told USA Today that Crosby might begin looking for a place to play during the NHL's work stoppage. "Are we going to discuss playing somewhere tomorrow morning, I don't think so,' " he said. "But Sidney has only played 28 games in the last year-and-a-half, and depending upon how this unfortunate situation develops, he's going to want to play hockey." Crosby did play at the end of last season and in the playoffs. He also trained this summer without complications. Malkin has lobbied for Crosby to joi...
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