Penguins' Crosby can't wait to sink teeth into Islanders

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby tries to lift a backhand to the net as Toronto Maple Leafs...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby tries to lift a backhand to the net as Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf challenges him from behind during NHL action in Toronto March 9, 2013. (REUTERS file photo)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:46 PM ET

Sidney Crosby slipped in a little pun Tuesday when evaluating his recovery from a broken jaw and his chances of playing in the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff opener against the New York Islanders Wednesday night.

"I think if you ask any player," said Crosby, who is unlikely to play, "they're always chomping at the bit to get back."

Crosby's bite doesn't have as much chomp -- or teeth -- as it used to, but it does have a lot more screws, and he was off to the doctor after practice Tuesday to get an update on his recovery from a puck in the teeth March 30.


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