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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 was back in the Pittsburgh lineup Wednesday night but the Penguins were blanked 4-0 in Washington and the star center didn't have a particularly good night.
In his return from a lower-body injury, Crosby had 19:42 of ice time, got three shots on goal and lost 17 of his 24 faceoffs. Crosby wasn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game last Sunday because of his ailment. Jan 28 - 11:25 PM

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Sidney Crosby (lower body) will participate in Wednesday's game.

Crosby wasn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game due to his ailment. With Crosby back in the lineup, Brandon Sutter will likely be taken off of the first line.
Jan 28 - 6:19 PM

Sidney Crosby (lower body) took part in the Penguins' Tuesday morning skate.

Crosby isn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game, but he might play Wednesday. Because of Crosby and Evgeni Malkin's absence, Mark Arcobello is projected to serve as the Penguins' top forward on Wednesday.
Jan 27 - 11:47 AM

As it turns out, the lower body injury keeping Sidney Crosby from playing in Sunday's All-Star Game is real as he received an injection for it.

Said the Penguins, "Crosby had attempted to play through the injury the past two weeks. He is expected to resume skating on Tuesday and could return to the lineup either Wednesday at Washington or Friday at New Jersey." There you have it, folks. He won't be soaking up the rays in perfect comfort after all.
Jan 23 - 7:05 PM

Sidney Crosby's (lower body) decision to miss the All-Star Game makes this the fifth time he'll miss the event due to an injury.

Crosby has been playing through the ailment and will take this opportunity to heal instead. He'll be forced to miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg after skipping the All-Star Game. He's only participated in the event once and that was back in 2007.
Jan 23 - 10:58 AM

Sidney Crosby will sit out the NHL All-Star Game because of a lower-body injury.

Crosby has been playing through the injury and he's expected to need about a week to recover. He is not allowed to play in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg because he won't be available for All-Star weekend.
Jan 22 - 6:48 PM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal in the Penguins' 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Crosby has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. He now has 15 goals and 51 points in 41 games this season. That's good enough for third place in the scoring race behind Tyler Seguin (52 points) and Jakub Voracek (53).
Jan 19 - 11:07 AM

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Crosby's first goal opened the scoring, while his second goal gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead at the second intermission. The Islanders answered with four goals in the third, including three from Kyle Okposo to eventually down the Penguins. Crosby now has 14 goals and 36 assists in 40 games this season.
Jan 16 - 10:43 PM

Sidney Crosby had three assists in a 7-2 victory over Minnesota.

Crosby has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has 12 goals and 47 points in 39 contests this season. If he can stay healthy, there's a decent chance that Crosby will reach the 100-point mark for the sixth time in his career.
Jan 14 - 9:37 AM

Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Penguins in their 2-1 victory against the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Crosby had quite the eventful game. He was shaken up after what appeared to be a skate the groin, then was flat-out robbed by Canadiens goalie Carey Price on a slap shot later in the third period. Crosby’s goal, on the power play, was his first in five games, and he now has 12 goals and 44 points this season. Evgeni Malkin got the other goal, and he also assisted on Crosby’s winner. Simon Despres and Kris Letang got the other assists.
Jan 10 - 10:14 PM

The NHL announced the full roster for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, supplementing Zemgus Girgensons, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford.

Highlights include Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux, Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber, Dustin Byfuglien, Pekka Rinne and Carey Price. Noteworthy omissions include Jamie Benn, Erik Karlsson and P.K. Subban.

Sideny Crosby will center the top line between Chris Kunitz and David Perron versus Montreal on Saturday night.

Crosby said, "We've had a few days of practice together, and he's [Perron] a pretty easy guy to read out there. He likes to go to the scoring areas and he likes to shoot the puck, so I don't see it being a really big adjustment for anybody." Crosby leads the league with 32 assists, and Kunitz is third on the team with 12 goals. Perron meanwhile has a goal in two games as a Penguin. Look for them to do some damage.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 10 - 6:11 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins power play has connected for only four goals in their last 58 chances.

The Penguins power play was trucking along at a clip of over 40 percent early in the season but are currently the seventh best at 21.5 percent as they have scored on 28 of 130 chances. They were 18-of-43 in the first four weeks which is a 41.4 percent pace. The Penguins need to turn their specialty team around.
Jan 10 - 11:08 AM

Superstar center Sidney Crosby assisted on four goals in the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night.

Crosby also was a game-best plus-three on the night. On the season, Crosby now has 31 assists. Against the Lightning, he assisted on Chris Kunitz's 12th goal of the season, Christian Erhoff's third and Steve Downie's sixth and seventh. Also knocking in goals for Pittsburgh were Evgeni Malkin (17th) and Andrew Ebbett (first). The Pens took a 3-0 lead in the first period.
Jan 2 - 11:00 PM

Superstar center Sidney Crosby scored the Pittsburgh Penguins' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the Devils in New Jersey Monday night.

But what a goal it was. It was highlight-reel material. Forward Chris Kunitz passed to Crosby in the defensive zone, and Crosby skated around New Jersey defenseman Andy Greene before backhanding the puck from inside the right circle behind goalie Cory Schneider. It was Crosby's 11th goal of the season and only his second in 13 games.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Mark Arcobello
5Maxim Lapierre
6Andrew Ebbett
7Scott Wilson
8Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3David Perron
4Nick Spaling
5Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
9Scott Harrington
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss