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Sidney Crosby | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Sidney Crosby is the favorite to win the Hart Trophy, according to online oddsmaker Bovada.
More specifically, Crosby has 7/4 odds. Ryan Getzlaf and Steven Stamkos are tied for second at 6/1 while John Tavares (8/1) and Alex Ovechkin (12/1) round out the top five. The fact that Crosby is the favorite to be the MVP isn't surprising and Bovada certainly isn't unique in that prediction. Although he's got a troubling injury history, Crosby has consistently been the best player in the game throughout his career when he's healthy. Sep 23 - 3:36 PM

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Sidney Crosby (undisclosed) is on the ice Tuesday.

Crosby didn't take part in the Penguins' preseason opener and he's not part of the game group ahead of tonight's contest. He's been dealing with this ailment since the start of training camp.
Sep 23 - 12:19 PM

Sidney Crosby (undisclosed) didn't participate in Pittsburgh's preseason opener.

The good news is that Crosby did skate with the Penguins on Monday. It's not clear what Crosby is recovering from, but he's still day-to-day.
Sep 23 - 10:42 AM

Sidney Crosby was back on the ice Monday.

The news was posted on Pittsburgh's Twitter feed via coach Mike Johnston. Crosby skated Friday, but he was a no-show on Saturday and Sunday. The Penguins captain has been dealing with an undisclosed ailment at training camp and his participation for the upcoming season has been limited as a result.
Sep 22 - 1:40 PM

Sidney Crosby did not participate in the team’s scrimmage on Sunday.

Crosby hit the ice on Friday but hasn’t taken part in any on-ice workouts since. The exact injury is unknown, but the Penguins don’t expect their captain to play in their first preseason game against Detroit on Monday.
Sep 21 - 11:13 PM

Sidney Crosby didn't take part in Pittsburgh's practice on Saturday.

Crosby's linemates, Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz, didn't participate in the controlled scrimmage either. The Pittsburgh captain made a surprise appearance on the ice on Friday, but the team didn't give a reason for his absence on Saturday. Crosby was being hindered by an undisclosed injury, unrelated to his wrist, going into camp that was expected to keep him on the shelf.
Sep 20 - 4:49 PM

Despite earlier expectations that Sidney Crosby (undisclosed) would miss the start of training camp, he was on the ice for 50 minutes on Friday.

The decision for Crosby to skate was made Friday morning. "I just talked to [trainer Chris Steward] and he said he was comfortable with me going out there for a little bit," Crosby said. "I was happy to hear that. Hopefully, I can put [together] a string of days here." In other words, it doesn't sound like Crosby is completely over whatever's bothering him, but he feels he'd probably be able to play in a regular season game in his current state, so this situation isn't too concerning. He might practice with the Penguins on Saturday.
Sep 19 - 10:59 AM

Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury.

Crosby's ailment isn't related to his previously injured wrist. Whatever it is, it's considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain when training camp opens, so he'll be held out of on-ice workouts that begin Friday.
Sep 18 - 10:54 AM

Sidney Crosby knew there would be changes after another brief playoff run, but he still believes the Penguins aren't far from competing for a championship title.

"We definitely have to find a way to get over that hump and be more of a playoff team," he said. "We did a really good job a couple of years ago of getting to the [2013] conference final, then didn't raise our game to that next level when we needed to, when teams get better and better with each round." Crosby thinks the new players, notably Patric Hornqvist, and coaches that were brought in by the organization during the off-season will help their chances.
Sep 11 - 12:24 PM

Sidney Crosby said his injured wrist is 100 percent healthy after skating with the Penguins at an informal session on Monday.

He stated he was "pretty close" to opting for surgery, but decided that rehabilitation would work well enough. "I feel good," Crosby said. "I had a lot of time to get ready for the season. It was a good summer." He was originally injured on Mar. 23 against St. Louis on a hit by Ryan Reaves. The Pittsburgh captain also commented that he won't be taking legal action against the Ottawa Sun for issuing a false report last week that he had been arrested for a driving-related incident.
Sep 8 - 6:39 PM

According to the Ottawa Police Department, reports that Sidney Crosby was arrested are an "out and out blatant lie."

The Ottawa and Toronto Sun had stories overnight that Crosby was arrested in Ottawa for a driving-related incident, but it appears to be false. Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau has announced through Twitter and other news outlets that his department has had "no dealings with Mr. Crosby." The report has since been removed from the Sun's website.
Sep 3 - 10:28 AM

Coach Mike Johnston intends to take some pressure off Sidney Crosby this season.

"Do we have to lessen the load? Yes," said the new Penguins bench boss. "We have to ensure that other players on our team take some of the responsibility off his shoulders — both in leadership and also in performance. He is a captain, and he is a leader, but it doesn't all rest on Sid." GM Jim Rutherford feels the team added some off-season depth with the arrivals of Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spalling and Steve Downie.
Aug 27 - 11:00 AM

Sidney Crosby said on Friday that he is pleased with the recovery of his injured right wrist after testing it in ramped up on ice workouts in Florida last week.

Crosby injured his right wrist at some point during last season. Several doctors recommended arthroscopic surgery this summer, however, Crosby and his agent opted to seek a more conservative sort of treatment. Crosby has been receiving injections to help heal the wrist throughout the summer, which have avoided the need for an operation. Results so far are good, and we expect the star to be producing at full capacity at the start of training camp.
Aug 16 - 10:10 AM

After the serious injury suffered by NBA player Paul George, Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford expressed fear that something similar could happen to a member of the Penguins.

Rutherford confirmed that most GMs feel some trepidation when their star players are selected to play in international competitions."No general manager is overly excited when he hears one of his players is picked to play," he said. The former GM of the Hurricanes has experienced this scenario first-hand when star player Eric Staal suffered a knee injury during the 2013 World Championships and certainly recalls the blow dealt to the Islanders last season when John Tavares was hurt during the Sochi Olympics. Despite his concerns, Rutherford understands why these events are important to players and believes their wishes are important to consider. "It’s the players’ game. They want to play. They’re playing for their country. Everybody loves that."
Aug 10 - 10:20 AM

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins said Sidney Crosby won't need wrist surgery, his agent won't rule it out.

Crosby's agent said that whether or not he'll have surgery will ultimately be dependent on how the current treatment on Crosby's wrist goes. So far there's been no indication that Crosby is in danger of actually missing any playing time next season.
Jul 18 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
6Kasperi Kapanen
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff