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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 (mumps) skated on his own before practice on Wednesday.
"He looked good on the ice. It was a full skate," said coach Mike Johnston. "He worked on some extra conditioning drills." He isn't infectious anymore and has resumed skating, so it probably won't be long before he's back in the lineup. Thursday's match against Colorado is a possibility. Dec 17 - 2:43 PM

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Sidney Crosby (mumps) is no longer infectious.

With that in mind, Crosby should resume practicing with the Penguins on Tuesday. It's not clear when he'll return to the Penguins' lineup, but when he does Rob Klinkhammer will likely lose his top-six spot.
Dec 15 - 11:39 AM

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Penguins' forward Sidney Crosby does have the mumps.

Crosby has missed the Penguins' last two games with the illness, and he becomes just one of many NHLers to have had the disease this season. It's unclear when he will be able to return to the Penguins' lineup, but he will not play against Tampa Bay on Monday. It's a huge loss for Pittsburgh anytime Crosby has to miss games. Specialists believe that Crosby will be through the infectious period by Monday. The 27-year-old has nine goals and 35 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 14 - 11:20 AM

There is still no word coming out of Pittsburgh as to what is wrong with Sidney Crosby.

The mumps have been bandied about but an anonymous source said that was not the case. Crosby underwent some tests and they apparently came back negative. Crosby has missed the last two games and his status for Monday's game against Tampa Bay is still up in the air. Stay tuned.
Dec 14 - 8:36 AM

An anonymous source says that Sidney Crosby does not have the mumps.

The source said that the test results have come back and they are negative. Crosby is expected to sit out Saturday's game as he still has an infected gland. His status for Monday's game against Tampa Bay is still up in the air.
Dec 13 - 10:39 AM

Sidney Crosby will miss at least two games due to an illness.

Although Crosby is showing physical symptoms that some might speculate are the mumps, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said there's "no indication" that Crosby is actually suffering from that disease. Nevertheless, the Penguins are holding him out for precautionary reasons while they conduct more tests. Crosby missed Thursday's practice, but it initially seemed like he would play after participating in the team's Friday morning skate. With him out of the lineup, this is an opportunity for both Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling to stay on the Penguins' top two lines despite the projected return of Patric Hornqvist.
Dec 12 - 4:19 PM

Sidney Crosby (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate.

Crosby wasn't available for Thursday's practice due to the disease. He should be fine to play against Calgary Friday night.
Dec 12 - 12:15 PM

Sidney Crosby missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.

Crosby is still expected to play on Friday, but we're erring on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day. He has nine goals and 35 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 12 - 10:57 AM

Sidney Crosby is not happy with his game at the present time and stayed after practice on Friday to get in some extra work.

It just shows you what kind of competitor Crosby is in that he is tied for the NHL lead in points with Jakub Voracek as each have 33. "You just want to get sharp," said Crosby. "When your game is not where you want it to be, I think you just work on stuff. It’s part of the game. It’s not always going to be easy. You try to find ways to get better and that’s what I tried to do [Friday]." Crosby has been held pointless in his last three games and will look to put that to an end on Saturday as the Penguins face off against the Ottawa Senators.
Dec 6 - 9:12 AM

Sideny Crosby is dressed and ready to play Tuesday night against New Jersey.

Crosby was questionable earlier in the day due to illness, but the Penguins twitter tweeted a photo of him on the ice after warm-ups, making it safe to say he's playing.
Dec 2 - 6:53 PM

Sidney Crosby is questionable for Tuesday's game due to an illness.

Crosby, who hasn't missed a game yet this season, didn't join the Penguins for their morning skate. He has nine goals and 33 points in 23 contests.
Dec 2 - 12:17 PM

Sidney Crosby registered two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-2 loss to Carolina on Friday night.

Crosby picked up the primary assists on both Pittsburgh's goals in the game. The 27-year-old has seven points in his last three games, and he's scored nine goals and 33 points in 22 games. Crosby was the only Penguin to have a multi-point game tonight. Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist scored for Pittsburgh.
Nov 28 - 9:45 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will play eight of their next 11 games at home.

The Penguins are a commanding 7-2-1 at home this season, although they are actually a hair better on the road so far. "I think it's important to start playing better at home," Sidney Crosby said. "We've been on the road a good chunk of this month. We want to establish home ice advantage and make sure that we're playing well here. We need to get some momentum going in this building." Pittsburgh is 15-4-2 this season, but the rise of the Islanders has forced the Penguins to compete for the Metropolitan Division title.
Nov 28 - 11:00 AM

Sidney Crosby has reached the 800-point milestone.

Crosby accomplished that feat in just 571 contests. Only five players in the history of the NHL got to that milestone faster, with Wayne Gretzky naturally leading the pack at 352 games. Crosby's next big milestone will be 300 goals, which he's just 17 shy of reaching.
Nov 27 - 9:48 AM

To the surprise of no one, Sidney Crosby has more all-star votes than any other forward so far.

Crosby is one of the league's most popular players and is off to a great start with nine goals and 29 points in 20 games this season, so his place atop the list is to be expected. With 87,858 votes, Crosby is beating Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane (73,551) and Jonathan Toews (71,734). Jakub Voracek is deserving of more attention than he's gotten though as he has just 27,826 votes despite being tied with Crosby at 29 points in 20 contests.
Nov 25 - 3:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Andrew Ebbett
6Scott Wilson
7Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Bobby Farnham
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
9Scott Harrington
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff