May 3, 2013
Crosby to return for Game 2
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

Sidney Crosby is returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup for the first time since March 30, when he hit in the face by a deflected puck against the New York Islanders. (REUTERS/Jason Cohn)

PITTSBURGH - No pressure, Pascal Dupuis.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup tonight for Game 2 of the Pens' opening round series against the New York Islanders.

He will wear a plastic protector around his injured jaw, which had kept him out of the lineup since March 30 - and said he has trouble seeing pucks at his feet because of it.

"Duper (Dupuis) will have to put the puck right on my tape," joked Crosby to a small group of reporters.

Crosby will play with Dupuis and winger Chris Kunitz as the Penguins try to take a 2-0 series lead.

Crosby said he got clearance to return to the lineup Thursday afternoon.


"I'm excited to get back in there and play in the playoffs," he said. "When the doctor says you can play, that gives you a lot of confidence you can play."

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