There is finally some positive in Pittsburgh. Penguins captain and star player Sidney Crosby has just revealed to media that he will return to action tonight against the Dallas Stars after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
On Tuesday, the 31-year-old forward took part in practice in a full-contact capacity along with his teammates. It was indeed a great sign and now the best news has been confirmed.
The Penguins are 0-2-1 since Crosby suffered an upper-body injury during a 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils last Tuesday. The team was 1-5-1 in the seven games before that, though, so Crosby is not suggesting he has the answer to all their problems.
“I think the thing for us that’s probably been a little more difficult is it’s not necessarily the same thing. We’ve found different ways to lose games,” Crosby said to reporters after practice on Tuesday. “We’ve probably corrected one thing and something else has been the factor in another game we’ve lost. It’s tough to win. It’s tight, but we just have to make sure we’re limiting our mistakes and we’re giving ourselves the best chance.”
Crosby skated with wingers Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist in practice. He is tied for second on the Penguins with eight goals and is third with 19 points in 16 games.
“They have had success in the past,” head coach Mike Sullivan said. “I think right now, both Jake and Horny are playing extremely well. There’s definitely familiarity if we so choose to go that route.”
Let's think positive as this is by far the best news in a while for the Penguins!