Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to miss at least six weeks due to wrist surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing a procedure on his left wrist Wednesday, which likely means that Crosby will not be ready for the Penguins’ season opener Oct. 12 vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement: “This is not a new injury for Sid. It is something that he has played through for years. After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest.”

Crosby, 34, is entering his 17th NHL season; the three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time league MVP has 1,325 points (486 goals, 839 assists) in his career. In 2020-21, Crosby played in 55 games and tallied 24 goals and 38 assists for Pittsburgh.

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