Crosby logged a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 7. Crosby only missed one game with an upper-body injury, and he was able to help out on a Jake Guentzel tally Sunday. Unfortunately for Crosby and the Penguins, this loss ended their season. The 34-year-old center had 10 points and 22 shots in six playoff outings to go with 31 tallies, 53 helpers, 208 shots and a plus-19 rating in 69 regular-season contests this year.
Crosby (upper body) will be in Sunday's Game 7 lineup against the Rangers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Crosby will return after missing the Game 6 loss on Friday. The star center has racked up nine points while averaging 20:31 of ice time through five games this series. He'll be in his usual top-line role next to Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel.
Crosby (upper body) is a game-time decision for Game 7 against the Rangers on Sunday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Crosby participated in Saturday's optional practice in a regular, non-contact jersey, but he and most of the Penguins regulars skipped Sunday's (also optional) morning skate. With head coach Mike Sullivan not tipping his hand about any lineup decisions for Game 7, we won't know about No. 87's status until pregame warmups around 6:30 p.m. EDT. Tristan Jarry (foot) and Rickard Rakell (upper body) are also game-time decisions.
Crosby (upper body) is on the ice for an optional practice Saturday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports. He is wearing a regular (and not a non-contact) jersey. Crosby missed Friday's Game 6 loss after suffering an upper-body injury in Game 5 when he sustained a hit to the head by Jacob Trouba. Given his history of concussions, it's impossible to forecast when No. 87 might be able to return, but the fact he's taking a twirl at practice is a very encouraging sign. Look for additional updates prior to Sunday's Game 7 puck drop, which is set for 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Crosby (upper body) was on the ice with the Penguins' skills coach prior to morning skate, but he won't be available for Friday's Game 6 versus the Rangers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. It's obviously encouraging that Crosby was able to get on the ice in a limited capacity Friday, but this is obviously still a massive loss for Pittsburgh -- Sid leads the Penguins with nine points through five games this postseason. With Crosby on the shelf, Evgeni Malkin is expected to center the first line with Evan Rodrigues getting a promotion to the second-line center role for Game 6 against New York.
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