Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford released a statement on Tuesday morning stating that after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby‘s right wrist.
The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native will continue with treatments and be evaluated regularly while getting ready for training camp in September. It had previously been reported that Crosby would have surgery for an undisclosed injury that hindered his play late in the regular season and into the playoffs.
Crosby, who will turn 27 on Aug. 7, led the National Hockey League in scoring during the regular season with 104 points on 36 goals and 68 assists. However, he was limited to only one goal, seven assists for eight points in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The 5-foot-11 center claimed his second Hart Trophy in June as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player. He also brought home the Ted Lindsay Award for the second straight season and the third time in his career.
From The Clipboard: It was announced Monday that former Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato was hired as an assistant to Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. He replaces assistant Tom Renney, who left the organization to take over Hockey Canada.
Pens fans will have the opportunity to see the squad’s future stars skate at 3 p.m. on Saturday when the Black and Gold host the prospects scrimmage at Consol Energy Center. Admission is free.