He's baaack --- well, almost.
Ten months after going down with a concussion, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has officially been cleared for full contact, a giant -- though incremental -- step forward in his recovery from a concussion he sustained after big hits in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 and the Pens' next game on Jan. 5.
As thrilling as that news is for Penguins’ management, coaches, players and fans, it’s just as thrilling for fantasy hockey owners.
Crosby’s return from IR -- remember, there’s been no official timetable set for his return to game action -- could transform your roster completely and elevate your team to a championship level.
When healthy, Crosby is arguably the world’s best player, be it the real world or fantasy world. Prior to suffering the concussion, he was putting up points at an other-worldly pace, to the tune of 66 points (32 goals) in 41 games.