Sidney crosby won’t be able to start the season at the same time as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates, who had surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.
The 34-year-old center will miss the start of training camp and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.
The Penguins will start their season Oct. 12 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. A six-week deadline places the return of the Penguins captain no earlier than October 20.
« This is not a new injury for Sid, » Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said. He has been playing despite this injury for years. After exhausting all options that were minimally invasive, and after several discussions, it was decided that the operation was the best thing for him. «
Central Pittsburgh Evgeni malkin will not be available for training camp as he is recovering from a right knee surgery and he could also be out for the start of the season. The Penguins indicated on June 4 that they hoped to have a more specific timeline for Malkin’s return in September. Malkin was injured on March 16 against the Boston Bruins and missed the last six weeks of the season (23 games), as well as the first two games of the first round of the playoffs against the New York Islanders.
Crosby finished the last season as the 10th-ranked NHL scorer with 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists) in 55 games, and was a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s most valuable player. according to a poll conducted among the members of the AJLNH. This is the center of the Edmonton Oilers Connor mcdavid who won this honor.
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Crosby has lifted the Stanley Cup three times (2009, 2016, 2017) and received the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player twice (2007, 2014).
The Penguins (37-16-3) finished first in the MassMutual East section last season. They were, however, eliminated in six games in the first round.