Penguins star Sidney Crosby reportedly to have wrist surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby played through a wrist injury during the NHL playoffs,...

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby played through a wrist injury during the NHL playoffs, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (AFP)

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So it turns out Sidney Crosby may have been hurt after all.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star will have wrist surgery within the next few days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While Crosby stated he played at full strength during the NHL playoffs, the centre “did play with a terrible wrist,” a source told the newspaper.

The source also told the Post-Gazette the surgery “is not major, but you can’t play the same way.”

Crosby is not expected to miss any time next season. He opted for surgery after therapy failed to heal the injury.​​

Despite winning the Art Ross Trophy with 104 points, Crosby’s production took a nosedive at the end of the season. He scored two goals in his last 10 regular-season games. In 13 post-season games, the Cole Harbour, N.S., native recorded one goal and eight assists.

Crosby maintained he was healthy throughout the playoffs, even after the Pens were eliminated by the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals in May.

Pittsburgh blew a 3-1 series lead in the second-round showdown. The early playoff exit had an impact on Pens personnel. Ray Shero was fired as general manager days later and Dan Bylsma was removed as coach in June.


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