Penguins center Sidney Crosby
will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Florida Panthers at Bank Atlantic CenterFlorida at 7:30 p.m.
Crosby missed the previous four games with a groin injury and will return for a crucial four-point showdown with Florida. He practiced the previous week but the groin hadn't healed enough to play until Thursday.
Defenseman Sergei Gonchar will miss the game. He returned to Pittsburgh to be with his wife, who is expected to have the couple's second child. The Penguins recalled Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to replace Gonchar in the lineup. (read more here