Found April 08, 2013 on
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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 and has not been cleared to return to practice.
Crosby — sporting a handful of new teeth — spoke on Monday for the first time since taking a puck to the face in the first period against the Islanders when a slapshot from teammate Brooks Orpik was re-directed at Crosby’s face. He crumpled to the ice immediately and spent two days in the hospital while doctors repaired his jaw and tried to minimize the damage.
“I felt it but I didn’t see it,” said Crosby, whose 56 points are tops in the league. “It was kind of a weird bounce and just one of those things that happen and having gone a week or however long it’s be...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
CHOMPING AT THE BIT
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...
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...
The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t sure when Sidney Crosby will return from his broken jaw, but the team is greatly relieved he isn’t suffering concussion symptoms.On the other hand, the team is monitoring winger James Neal closely after he took a knock-out elbow from New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto. “It was a tough hit to watch,” right winger Pascal Dupuis told...
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.
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...
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...
The Penguins have a few needs heading into the playoffs; Evgeni Malkin dominating isn't one of them.Does Malkin need to play better? Absolutely. He has more penalty minutes than points, and is averaging barely over a point per game. That is not the level of play everyone expects from a two-time MVP.But Evgeni Malkin dominating games in Sid's absence wont matter if the...
Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title by beating the free-falling Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Brenden Morrow scored his first goal with the Penguins, Robert Bortuzzo added a goal, and Pascal Dupuis had an empty-netter and two assists.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves...
Evgeni Malkin was in a frustrating slump.
Evgeni Malkin broke out of a frustrating slump.
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.
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With apologies to Jussi Jokinen, how can Evgeni Malkin have fewer goals (6) than Jokinen (7)? Whatâs going on with Malkin this year? No Penguins player has a higher number of shifts starting out in the offensive zone than Malkin (66.2 percent). That numberâs even higher than last seasonâs (65.9), when he won the Hart Trophy and...
The visiting Pittsburgh Penguins will still be without a few key stars when they take the ice Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.
With the way the Hurricanes have struggled lately, it might not matter.
Pittsburgh, recently receiving a spark from former Hurricane Jussi Jokinen, will try to hand Carolina a 13th loss in 14 games and top the only Eastern Conference team...
Pittsburgh Penguins (29-10-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (16-20-2)
ROOT, FS-CR - 7:00 pm/et
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
Staal. Staal. Sutter.
Also, Jokinen returns to Carolina against his old team.
Season Series: 0-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 28, 2013. Penguins lost 4-1.
What we said in our recap:
The Penguins aren't a bad...