Switzerland likely destination for Sidney Crosby

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby will likely sign with a Swiss club if he decides to play in Europe....

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby will likely sign with a Swiss club if he decides to play in Europe. (SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters file photo)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

Sid the Kid will likely choose the Swiss Alps over Moscow.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is going to wait to see how talks for a collective bargaining agreement go in the next week, but he likely won't accept a deal to play in Russia if he does decide to suit up anywhere this season.

While the big money is in Russia and teams there would have no problem paying the outrageous insurance costs, sources say he'd likely be targeted in the KHL and the travel conditions are less than ideal with long road trips.

Given Crosby's injury history with post-concussion syndrome, Russia may not be worth the risk.

That's why you can expect Crosby will likely head to Switzerland where the likes of Ottawa's Jason Spezza, Boston's Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash of the Rangers and San Jose's Logan Couture and Joe Thornton are toiling.

Not everybody in Switzerland can afford to sign Crosby, but it's believed Bern, Lugano and Zurich have the financial ability to pay --


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