Found April 09, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
The Pittsburgh Penguins are in their worst scoring drought in a 10 game span in years and it’s getting worse.   The Penguins have registered only 3 goals over the last three games and have just announced that their leading goal scorer over the last two years, James Neal, is out with a concussion. Nobody can say for sure whether the elbow Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto planted in James Neal’s face on Friday was dirty or not, but it’s in material.  The NHL offices deemed it not to be dirty and there really is no way to prove otherwise.  Neither Neal or the Penguins are putting a timetable on his return, but time is on the Penguins side.  The Penguins clinched a playoff spot on Sunday.  With playoffs set to start exactly three weeks from today, the Penguins have James Neal, the NHL’s leading scorer Sidney Crosby and their two top scoring defensemen Kris Letang and Paul Martin on the shelf. Hope is on the horizon.  Sidney Crosby looked and sounded way better than expected in his i...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Penguins Forward James Neal Has Concussion, Will Miss Team’s Upcoming Road Trip

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ injury issues continued this past weekend, and the club revealed some more bad news Monday. The Penguins announced that forward James Neal will not accompany the team on an upcoming three-game road trip after he was diagnosed with a concussion. Neal took an elbow to the head from Michael Del Zotto during Pittsburgh’s game with the New York Rangers on...

Video: Penguins Sidney Crosby’s First Interview Since Taking Slapshot to the Face

After the Penguins practice today, Sidney Crosby gave his first interview since getting hit in the face with a slapshot.    He did not take place in the practice but says he’s feeling much better.  He has not been able to eat, is having a hard time keeping weight and is not setting a timetable for returning to the ice.  His plan is to rely on the Doctor’s opinion about the...

James Neal Has A Concussion

Via the Pens: Penguins winger James Neal has been diagnosed with a concussion. “James Neal has a concussion and will miss the (three-game road) trip,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. Neal was elbowed in the head by New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto halfway through the third period of Pittsburgh’s 2-1 shootout victory Friday night at CONSOL Energy Center. ...
CHOMPING AT THE BIT

Sidney Crosby shows off new toothless smile

The face of the NHL is finally the face of hockey. Sidney Crosby, who took a puck to the kisser last month, finally showed off his toothless smile in a PensTV interview, as pointed out by Puck Daddy. Crosby, said “it’s just one of those things that happens” and that he’s “not too worried” about his teeth anyways. Asked how many chompers he actually lost and how many teeth...

No timetable for Crosby's return

Sidney Crosby says he's feeling pretty good but still isn't certain when he'll return from a broken jaw. The Pittsburgh Penguins star addressed reporters Monday for the first time since taking a redirected slap shot off his face in a win over the New York Islanders on March 30. Crosby underwent dental surgery and spent two days in the hospital. He says he's not quite...

Injuries force Pittsburgh Penguins to scramble lines

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby’s broken jaw is healing and showing no signs of post-concussion syndrome. But he remains, as does elite winger James Neal – who is recovering from a concussion suffered against the New York Rangers.That is forcing the Penguins to shuffle their lines and give bigger roles to newcomers Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Jussi Jokinen during...

Sidney Crosby Still Drinking Meals Through Straw, Struggling to Keep On Weight While Recovering From Puck to Face

PITTSBURGH — Lacing on hockey skates is going to have to wait. At this point, Sidney Crosby would settle for a meal that didn’t require a straw. The Pittsburgh Penguins star and his surgically repaired mouth remain on a liquid diet as he recovers from a broken jaw sustained in a win over the New York Islanders on March 30. The NHL’s leading scorer remains sidelined indefinitely...

Injured Crosby resumes skating

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated before the team's practice Monday. Crosby wore a protective mask while skating with injured teammates James Neal and Paul Martin. Coach Dan Bylsma said there is no timetable for Crosby's return, but called it a positive step for the NHL's leading scorer. ''I would say a foot in the water,'' Bylsma said....

How one terrible photoshop started a Sidney Crosby / Taylor Swift rumor

Via theFreakshow  Around 11pm on Wednesday twitter started to crap its pants with the rumor that Sidney Crosby and Taylor Swift are dating. It actually was trending. Who is Sid dating... We don't know and honestly don't care Lets play mythbusters here.... Below is the horrible photoshop that started the Taylor/Crosby rumor on tumblr that quickly spread to...

Sidney Crosby remains sidelined but feels better

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby remains sidelined indefinitely and has not been cleared to practice.  He remains on a liquid diet as he recovers from a surgically repaired broken jaw, which he sustained against the New York Islanders on March 30.
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.