March 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Resumes Skating For Pittsburgh Penguins


It may be time for Pittsburgh Penguins fans to get excited. Star center Sidney Crosby returned to the ice on Monday morning for the first time since undergoing surgery on his broken jaw. Crosby was in full gear for the morning skate and was sporting some new protective gear on the bottom of his helmet to protect his injured jaw from further damage.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review has an image of Crosby in his new protective shield.

Crosby was joined on the ice by defenseman Paul Martin, who is recovering from a broken hand, and winger James Neal, who is suffering from a concussion. Crosby and Martin were injured at the end of March, while Neal made his way to the injury report on April 5.

If the three players are able to return to the line up in time for the playoffs, the Penguins will receive a major boost in experience and points as they look to make a run at the Stanley Cup.

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