Sidney Crosby to avoid wrist surgery for now

The Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed Tuesday that captain Sidney Crosby does not yet need surgery on his injured wrist and will instead receive treatment and be evaluated.

Hart Trophy winner as NHL MVP will receive treatment instead

Hampered by an injured wrist, Sidney Crosby (87) managed just one goal and nine points in 13 playoff games this past spring. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby does not need surgery on his injured wrist.

Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the Stanley Cup playoffs and a report out of Pittsburgh last week indicated he needed surgery to fix the issue in time for training camp.

But the Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter:

Crosby had just one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games.

The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Rangers.


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