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Sidney Crosby | Center | #87

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
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Sidney Crosby will play in Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.
Crosby's yet to play in a regular season game because of a concussion he suffered during practice earlier this month. He's expected to play on a line with Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist. He's a must-start tonight. Oct 25 - 6:42 PM

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Sidney Crosby (concussion) appears to be likely to make his season debut on Tuesday night.

"He had a really good practice yesterday," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He responded very well. He had a real good practice this morning. Everything's pointed in the right direction that he feels comfortable that he's ready to go back in the lineup. If that's the case, then he'll play." He skated between Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist during the morning session and he participated with the top power-play unit. Those are all great signs. As long as there aren't any setbacks prior to puck drop then it looks safe to get him back in the lineup.
Oct 25 - 1:18 PM

Sidney Crosby isn't experiencing any concussion symptoms.

Crosby took the next step forward on Monday when he practiced without limitations. There's still no timetable for his return, but if all goes well he might end up back in the Penguins' lineup soon.
Oct 24 - 12:52 PM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) was able to fully participate in Monday's practice.

Crosby was wearing a normal jersey - as opposed to a no-contact one - and skated on a line with Patric Hornqvist and Scott Wilson. He was participated in drills with the Penguins' top power-play unit. We don't know if that means that his return is imminent and at this stage the main factor will probably be how his body responds to taking contact. That being said, this is a huge step in the right direction.
Oct 24 - 12:20 PM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) skated by himself on Saturday.

Crosby had a good day off on Friday as described by coach Mike Sullivan and is getting close to returning to action, barring any setbacks. The Penguins would like him to get in a full practice before he returns to the lineup but they play three times next week and that may or may not be a problem. Stay tuned.
Oct 23 - 10:08 AM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) wasn't part of Wednesday's practice, but he did skate on his own.

There was previously some hope that Crosby would practice Wednesday. However, he remains day-to-day and there's really no telling when he'll be back, but that also doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be unavailable for much longer.
Oct 20 - 10:57 AM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) may be back at practice on Wednesday.

He skated again on Tuesday as he works his way back from a concussion. A timetable for his return remains uncertain.
Oct 18 - 5:47 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are finding that personal workouts are better for Sidney Crosby (concussion) than having limited practices with the team.

Crosby suffered his concussion nine days ago and while he has been on the ice for the last five days, the Penguins feel he gets more out of individual workouts than with the team. The Penguins are able to better control his heart rate etc. with the workouts so that's the plan for now. Consider Crosby day-to-day for now.
Oct 16 - 9:08 AM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) skated by himself on Friday and remains day-to-day.

"He's making progress, but he's still day-to-day," coach Mike Sullivan said. Crosby didn't take part in the team's session and it doesn't seem likely that he will be in the lineup on Saturday versus Anaheim.
Oct 15 - 10:05 AM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's opener against Washington.

However, he is making progress from his concussion and was on the ice for Wednesday's practice. This doesn't have the same feel as Crosby's past concussion woes, but the Penguins are taking his recovery day-by-day.
Oct 12 - 1:04 PM

Sidney Crosby skated on Tuesday and he is taking his recovery day-by-day.

"I was happy to be able to skate today," Crosby said. "[Concussions] happen. They happen in a lot of different sports. Guys have multiple concussions and are fine. I just think you have to treat them the right way and make sure that you handle it right, and that you're honest. I'm comfortable and confident that things will be OK." He didn't offer a timetable for his return.
Oct 11 - 6:06 PM

Sidney Crosby sustained his concussion during Friday's practice.

Crosby didn't feel well on Saturday and was consequently kept out of that day's preseason game. Presumably he still wasn't feeling right on Monday because at that point he underwent concussion testing and was diagnosed. There's no timetable for Crosby's return, which is par for the course when it comes to concussions. He does have a concussion history though, which makes this even more concerning than it would have otherwise been.
Oct 10 - 1:39 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Crosby wasn't feeling well on Saturday and consequently was kept out of the lineup for that preseason game. On Monday he underwent concussion testing and obviously the results weren't good. We'll have to wait to see what additional details are announced, but obviously this is of particular concern given Crosby's history of concussions.
Oct 10 - 1:24 PM

Sidney Crosby did not play on Saturday due to an illness.

Crosby did not play a preseason game for Pittsburgh but that's of no concern as he played the vital role for Canada at the recently concluded World Cup. "He came to the rink this morning, wasn't feeling well," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We felt as though he's played a lot of hockey to this point, through the World Cup. We're still in the exhibition season, so we chose to hold him out." Crosby should be a top-three pick in fantasy drafts this season and should get 90-plus points if he remains healthy.
Oct 9 - 9:59 AM

Sidney Crosby will make his pre-season debut Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jackets.

Crosby has not seen game action since the championship match at the World Cup of Hockey almost two weeks ago. He is expected to center the Pens' top line between Connor Sheary and Patric Hornqvist and anchor the top power-play unit. Did you expect anything else?
Oct 8 - 11:01 AM

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All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
5Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray
3Mike Condon