Sidney Crosby to Return vs. Islanders

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced their all-star center, Sidney Crosby, will be returning to the lineup tomorrow, November 21, versus the New York Islanders.

Crosby sustained a concussion after receiving hits in January 1st’s Winter Classic versus the Washington Capitals and January 5th versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.  He didn’t play the rest of the regular season or postseason and has missed the Penguins first twenty games of this season.

Earlier this year, we blogged that Crosby was cleared for contact and was making progress.  The coaching staff now feels he is 100% cleared of symptoms and is ready to come back and dominate this league as he did pre-concussion last season.

The Penguins haven’t lost a touch without him.  They have 27 points in twenty games and are tied for both the division and conference lead with the Philadelphia Flyers.  The Penguin’s coach, Dan Bylsma, has done an unbelievable job at getting the most out of the young players stepping up in Crosby’s absence.  It’ll be interesting to see how much the Penguins will benefit now with the league’s arguably best player back in their lineup.

Only time will tell if Crosby will be back to his old form dominating the league..

More to Come..

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