Sidney Crosby injury update: Penguins captain returns to practice, status for Game 7 vs. Rangers unknown

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby went back to practice on Saturday after missing out on Game 6 of their first-round playoff series versus the New York Rangers, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Crosby’s go back to practice soon after suffering a concussion in Game 5 was a favorable indication for Pittsburgh however Crosby’s status for Game 7 on Sunday stays unsure.

Crosby suffered his concussion early in the 2nd duration of Wednesday’s Game 5, leaving the video game after taking a hit to the face from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba while defending belongings of the puck. Crosby left while the Penguins had a 2-0 lead in the video game — and 3-1 series lead — and his group would wind up losing both Games 5 and 6 to end up in a winner-take-all scenario at Madison Square Garden in a Game 7 on Sunday.

Although Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan was non-committal on Crosby’s status for Sunday, Crosby is stated to be in “good spirits” and will take a trip with the group to New York.

“He’s in a good place,” Sullivan stated of Crosby. “He’s doing his very best to get himself back and ready as quickly as he can. We’ll see how that process goes.”

Having Crosby back would make a massive distinction for the Penguins, as he has actually been a dominant force in his group’s playoff series versus the Rangers. In 4 and a half video games, Crosby has actually scored 2 objectives and amounted to 9 points. He has actually likewise been a crucial counter to the Rangers’ scoring trio of Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider and Frank Vatrano, as the Penguins have actually outscored them 4-0 in five-on-five play when Crosby has actually been on the ice.

In addition, Crosby is likewise the really sort of gamer who grows in Game 7 circumstances. In 7 profession Game sevens, Crosby has 2 objectives and 3 helps.

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