Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Crosby's status for Game 1
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: Still a possibility, but don't count on it. TSN's Bob McKenzie figures superstar Sidney Crosby to be a maybe-but-probably-not for Wednesday's opener against the New York Islanders.
"... Sense is Crosby's broken jaw is so close to healed he's moving into what PIT will call 'game-time decision' status until he actually plays ... Based on practice this a.m., doesn't look like he's playing tonight. That'd be my guess. But I'll wager he's termed a 'game-time decision' ..."
*** The Pittsburgh Penguins could have Sidney Crosby (jaw) back for the start of the postseason. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Crosby has been cleared for practice, and a return for Game 1 of the playoffs hasn't been ruled out.
Expected to take part in practice Friday, Crosby will require additional clearance from the Penguins' medical folks before re-joining the lineup next week. Game 1 -- which the Pens will host -- is expected to be scheduled for next Wednesday. Crosby has been recovering from a broken jaw since taking a puck to the face March 30.