Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Penguins’ Crosby has wrist surgery, out at least six weeks

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pittsburgh Penguins legend Sidney Crosby had surgery on his wrest on Wednesday. He is potentially out at least six weeks.

This means that Crosby will miss the beginning of the team’s training camp. Depending on his return, he could potentially miss the beginning of the season, as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins legend Sidney Crosby looks on during a game
Sidney Crosby looks on during a game (Photo by the Pittsburgh Penguins/Instagram)

“This is not a new injury for Sid,” Penguins GM Ron Hextall said. “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.”

The 34-year-old has played his entire career with the Penguins. The Canadian was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft.

He played in 55 games last season. And he has played in a combined 96 games the past two seasons.

The last time that he has played near a full season was in 2018-19 when he appeared in 79 games.

In the aforementioned 55 games, he had 24 goals and 62 points.

Crosby has played 16 seasons in the NHL. He has appeared in 1,039 games with 486 goals and 1,325 points.

When he scores 500 goals — which he is 14 shy of — he’ll be one of 50 men to accomplish the feat in league history. Former San Jose Sharks player Patrick Marleau was the last to accomplish the feat on February 2nd, 2017 when he beat Ryan Miller for a goal.
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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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