Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Crosby Skates; Close to Return

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Captain Sidney Crosby participated in the Penguins’ morning skate on Tuesday and could potentially be back in the lineup Wednesday night when the team travels to Washington to face the Capitals.

Crosby, 27, said he felt “good” following the skate, and will wait until Wednesday to decide if he can play.

“It’s day-to-day and we’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” Crosby said.

Crosby, 27, suffered a lower-body injury Jan. 10 at Montreal that plagued him for two weeks. He acknowledged that the injury limited him in every facet of his game.

Crosby was given an injection to treat the injury, which forced him to miss this weekend’s All-Star festivities. An NHL rule stipulates that any player that misses the weekend will have to miss his team’s first game following the break. However, Crosby would have missed tonight’s game against Winnipeg regardless due to the injection.

“There’s a reason why (the rule) is there,” Crosby said. “They don’t want guys skipping out on the All-Star Game and going to Florida for four days while other guys commit their time to do it. I understand the thought process behind it, but my case isn’t the case there.

“All things considered I wouldn’t be playing tonight anyway, so it doesn’t really change anything based on what I had done.”

View More