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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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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

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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

Sidney Crosby won't undergo wrist surgery after all.

It was initially reported that Crosby would probably have surgery on a previously undisclosed wrist injury. The Penguins later confirmed the injury, but cautioned that surgery might not be necessary. Now the decision has been made "after seeking additional medical advice."
Source: Brandon Sun
Jul 15 - 12:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have confirmed that Sidney Crosby suffered a wrist injury during the 2013-14 campaign.

Based on previous reports, it sounds like that injury hindered Crosby's play in the postseason. Earlier reports also suggested that Crosby will have surgery, but the Penguins said that might not end up happening. "We expect to have a decision by early next week," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. It's believed that Crosby won't miss any playing time due to this injury even if he does have surgery.
Jul 9 - 4:15 PM

Sidney Crosby is expected to have wrist surgery within the next few days.

It's not known when Crosby suffered the injury, but it reportedly impacted his performance in the playoffs. He had just one goal and nine points in 13 postseason games, but he's previously rejected the notion that he was injured. The good news is that he's not expected to miss any playing time as a result of this procedure.
Jul 9 - 1:11 AM

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby took home a pair of big honors at Tuesday's NHL Awards Ceremony.

Most importantly, Sid the Kid was awarded the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP for the second time in his career after a campaign in which he led the NHL with 104 points, besting Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux for the hardware. Crosby also added to his trophy case by taking home the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's Most Outstanding Player, as voted on by his fellow players.
Jun 24 - 9:27 PM

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says he does not need to be the one to make the final call on picks in the upcoming draft.

Rutherford has been with Pittsburgh for three weeks, and will not be fully equipped for a draft that starts on June 27. "I'll decide on where we stand in terms of taking the best player available or going for a certain position, but it will depend on how strong I feel about the possible selection," Rutherford said, noting that while general manager with Carolina he "usually leaned heavily on the scouting staff." The Penguins pick 22nd overall, then don't have a selection until the fourth round.
Jun 21 - 11:21 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will start looking again for a new head coach after Willie Desjardins apparently turned them down for the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins were hoping that Desjardins was going to be their head coach as he was in Pittsburgh on Friday but GM Jim Rutherford said that his meeting with an unidentified coach (believed to be Desjardins) did not work out. "I met with one of the candidates that I thought very highly of, and thought that he was our guy, but after spending [Thursday] night and again [Friday] morning talking to him, on both sides it just didn't match up," Rutherford said. "I had a more serious conversation than with (him) anyone else I talked to. It just means the search is still on." Stay tuned.
Jun 21 - 11:14 AM

GM Jim Rutherford said Thursday that he's "zeroed in on one guy" during his coaching search.

He didn't name the candidate, but news came down that Willie Desjardins was expected to be in town to meet with the Penguins after he spoke with them on the phone earlier in the day. Desjardins just coached the Dallas Stars' AHL affiliate to a Calder Cup championship. He's also believed to be high on Vancouver's head coaching list.
Jun 20 - 8:28 AM

New York Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson is believed to be in the running for the Pittsburgh Penguins' top coaching job.

Samuelsson is reportedly competing against Ron Wilson, Marc Crawford, Bill Peters, Rick Tocchet, John Stevens, and John Hynes. The Penguins might not come to a decision before the NHL Entry Draft.
Jun 18 - 11:05 AM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has begun the process of interviewing coaching candidates.

Rutherford doesn't feel the need to come to a decision before the draft, but he would like to finish this process prior to the start of the unrestricted free agent period. John Hynes, who is the bench boss of the team's AHL affiliates, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, is among the candidates for the job. Rick Tocchet is also believed to be a candidate, but Hynes is the only one Rutherford has confirmed.
Jun 17 - 11:14 AM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford would like to take a forward in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, but he won't commit to doing so.

He typically likes to choose the best player available, but said "we're going to really lean toward a forward at this time." Pittsburgh has some strong prospects on defense in their system and a good netminder, so it makes sense that they would prefer to target a forward with the 22nd overall pick.
Jun 16 - 2:40 PM

John Hynes is on GM Jim Rutherford's list as a possible coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hynes has coached the last four seasons for the Penguins AHL farm team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and has been the only name that Rutherford has said is a coaching possibility. John Stevens is also a possible candidate but the assistant coach for the King has been rumored to go elsewhere as well as there are coaching openings in Vancouver, Carolina and Florida.
Jun 16 - 8:46 AM

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
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff