Crosby (concussion) will miss the Penguins’ season opener.
Crosby took part in parts of the Penguins’ practice on Wednesday, albeit in a non-contact sweater. Crosby will miss the first game of the year, but his availability this morning is encouraging and suggests that he won’t miss an extended period of time.
Crosby is out with a concussion; no timetable for his return.
It has been a while since we’ve seen Crosby and concussion in the same sentence, but on Friday, Crosby’s old demons returned as he suffered a concussion in practice. It is normal to not have a definitive timetable when someone has a concussion, but it’s even more difficult when someone has had multiple concussions before. The Penguins will take every precaution with their captain, which obviously clouds his availability for the season opener.
Crosby suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday night and he will miss tonight’s game vs. the Blue Jackets. With Crosby out, Evegeni Malkin will be leaned on to play big minutes. Scott Wilson is expected make his season debut with Crosby out.
Crosby missed Saturday’s game but will be in the lineup this afternoon vs. Detroit. Crosby has four goals and eight assists (12 points)in his last nine games. He will be leaned on heavily with Evgeni Malkin out.
Crosby (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Crosby missed Tuesday’s game because he missed the All Star game, but he was on the ice this morning and could play tonight. The Penguins did not have any media availability this morning, so there is no official word. Monitor his status leading up to warmups.
Crosby (lower-body) wouldn’t rule out playing on Wednesday.
Crosby took part in the Penguins morning skate despite not being eligible to play tonight. Regardless of the ruling on his availability, Crosby said he probably wouldn’t have been ready to play tonight. Monitor his status tomorrow morning.
Crosby (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday vs. Winnipeg.
Crosby will not play tonight vs. the Jets because he missed the All Star game over the weekend. However, he is on the ice this morning, which suggests that he could be back in the lineup on Wednesday. He has been hampered by a lower-body injury as of late.