Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sid to sit for seven days

The Pittsburgh Penguins will once again have to do without the services of Sidney Crosby, as the Pens young captain will take another week off to try and rest up and recuperate from his ankle sprain.

Crosby appears to have returned to the ice to soon, when he rejoined his team mates after having missed 21 games dating back to January when he suffered his ankle troubles.

Crosby was back in action last week but only lasted three games before he determined that something was still wrong and decided to give things another rest.

The setback to Crosby also will delay the much anticipated pairing up with the recently acquired Marian Hossa. Since Hossa was picked up in a trade with Atlanta at the trading deadline he and Crosby have both been injured, meaning that we’re no closer to knowing if they will make become a key part of the Penguin attack or if Michel Therrien will have to go to a plan B.

Hossa is expected back on the ice for the Pens on Sunday when they play the Flyers; the hockey world will have to wait until April 5th to see whether the Pens gamble will have paid off.

Penguins website--Crosby Out Three More Games
Pittsburgh Tribune Review--Ankle soreness shelves Penguins' Crosby
Picture from the CBC website

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