Penguins' Sidney Crosby undergoes wrist surgery, will likely miss training camp and first two weeks of season

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will likely miss out on the very first 2 weeks of the season after going through wrist surgical treatment Wednesday, the group revealed in a release. The group stated in the declaration that Crosby will be out a minimum of 6 weeks, which would hold him out of training school and the very first 4 video games. 

This is Crosby’s 2nd left wrist surgical treatment in the previous 13 months, as the three-time Cup winner and eight-time All-Star went through a comparable treatment last August. 

“This is not a new injury for Sid,” Penguins basic supervisor Ron Hextall stated of the 34-year-old. “It is something that he has played through for years. After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest.”

Pittsburgh is going into the season with substantial injury issues. Evgeni Malkin is likewise out of the group’s image for a minimum of the start of the year after going through offseason knee surgical treatment in June. Hextall informed press reporters Thursday he’d clarify Malkin’s healing timeline as the season inches better. 

The Penguins open their season on the roadway versus 2 playoff groups in the safeguarding Stanley Cup champ Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 12 and the Florida Panthers on Oct. 14.  

Crosby taped 62 points in 55 video games in 2020-21. Malkin, a three-time All-Star, tallied 28 points in 33 video games. Pittsburgh will require those 2 to get healthy if it intends to make the 2nd round of the playoffs for the very first time considering that 2017-18. 

Jeff Carter and Teddy Blueger are the Penguins’ next finest center alternatives. 



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