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It’s going to take a lot more than a broken jaw suffered less than a month ago to keep Sidney Crosby out of the playoffs.
The Penguins’ star hasn’t played since March 30, when he took a puck to the mouth and underwent major surgery, but according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Crosby is expected to seek medical clearance Thursday or Friday to get back on the ice.
If he gets the green light, he will most likely resume practicing and be ready for the opening round of the playoffs. The Penguins have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and will open at home next week.
Crosby is expected to wear a plastic shield when he returns to action to protect his jaw, which was fractured in several places.
Crosby had all but locked down the NHL scoring title before the injury, and it took until Wednesday night for Martin St. Louis to overtake the lead with 58 points. Crosby, even after missing a significant amount of games, is tied for second with 56.
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Sidney Crosby has been skating in full gear and working out at home. You can read “They have yet to set a timetable on when Sidney Crosby will return” all over the internet. It is this simple, Crosby doesn’t have a concussion, he sets his own timetable. Penguins Evgeni Malkin appeared out of the blue yesterday afternoon and announced he was playing last night, why not...
The Pittsburgh Penguins could have Sidney Crosby (jaw) back for the start of the postseason. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Crosby has been cleared for practice, and a return for Game 1 of the playoffs hasn't been ruled out. Expected to take part in practice Friday, Crosby will require additional clearance from the Penguins' medical folks before re-joining the lineup...
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has returned to practice, but his status for next week's playoff opener remains uncertain.
Crosby hasn't played since breaking his jaw last month. He took part in non-contact drills on Friday, wearing a protective facemask that he'll likely keep on for the duration of the postseason.
The NHL's second-leading scorer says he...
It's game on for Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins' star says he will play Friday night in Game 2 of the playoff series with the New York Islanders after missing more than a month with a broken jaw. Crosby skated with usual linemates Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kuntiz on Friday morning and expects to be in the lineup as Pittsburgh tries to go up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.
While there may have been a trade-day mix-up about where Jarome Iginla was headed, there’s no question what city he’s leaving behind.
Iginla appears to be ready to part ways with Calgary for good, as he’s put his $3.995 million two-story home with a city view on sale.
The 35-year-old Iginla spent his entire 16-year career in Calgary until right before the trade deadline this...
Ed Note: This article appears courtesy Bloguin's national NHL blog Puck Drunk Love.
On Monday evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins traveled to Scotiabank Place to take on the Ottawa Senators in their first trip to the Canadian capital since Erik Karlsson’s Achilles tendon was partially severed by Cooke's skate. While the spotlight should’ve been on the Penguins’ 3-1...
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Clarkson said he hasn’t thought about whether tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins could be his last home game as a Devil. After facing the Penguins, the Devils close out the season Saturday afternoon against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden and Clarkson doesn’t know what will happen after that.
“I haven’t really...
Pittsburgh Penguins (35-11-0) @ New Jersey Devils (18-18-10)
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Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
Two games left, both against non-playoff teams. The Pens can't go anywhere in the standings, so we're just hoping for no more injuries.
Season Series: 1-2-0
Last meeting that counted: February 10, 2013. Penguins...
Having already clinched the top seed in the East, the Pittsburgh Penguins look to rebound from a rare defeat while continuing to heal up their banged-up stars.
Even with all its key players, Pittsburgh has had a difficult time in Newark.
After having their seven-game winning streak snapped, the short-handed Penguins will try for their third win in 12 road meetings on Thursday night...
I set my DVR to record “The Biggest Loser” and it keeps recording Philadelphia Flyers games! But seriously… As representatives of Pittsburgh Penguins nation, do you feel sorry for the Philadelphia Flyers abysmal season? They struggled with injuries, and poor play. Really nothing went right, and now they will be watching the Playoffs on TV. [...]
Their playoff position secure ahead of a game with no postseason implications, the Pittsburgh Penguins simply hope to stay healthy when they wrap up their regular season against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh (35-12-0) is the top seed in the Eastern Conference, an impressive accomplishment considering the spate of injuries to key players Evgeni Malkin, James...