There has been no announcement from the Penguins but it seems official.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has skated out onto the ice for pregame warm ups indicating that he will in fact be playing this evening, and while it's not official it seems extremely likely that is in fact the case.
When you consider the report from Harvey Fialkov earlier today that appear to indicate that Crosby himself was strongly indicating he would play this evening, Crosby said he was"game time decision" with a huge smile on his face, it seems even more definitive.
This is of course tremendous news for the Penguins and their fans.
Update: It's official, he's back and it gets even better Matt Murray will be on the bench in a backup role this evening as well!