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Sidney Crosby | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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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

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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

Jason Karmanos has been hired as Pittsburgh's vice president of hockey operations.

He worked with Jim Rutherford as an assistant GM, vice president and executive director of hockey operations over the past 15 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes. Now the two of them are reunited with the Penguins.
Jun 12 - 11:21 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes will interview for Pittsburgh's head coaching job next week.

He has spent the past five seasons with the Penguins' AHL affiliate, including the past four as the head coach. New GM Jim Rutherford expects to have a coach in place before the start of free agency.
Jun 9 - 3:35 PM

Newly appointed general manager Jim Rutherford only plans to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins for two or three years.

That's not shocking given that he's already 65 years old, but it also means that the Penguins will likely want to have a succession plan in place. Rutherford feels that the organization already has some potential future general managers. With that in mind, Bill Guerin and Tom Fitzgerald have been named assistant general managers while Jason Botterill has been bumped up to the rank of associate general manager.
Jun 6 - 1:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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