Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby has not played in a game since he took a puck to the face on March 30 and suffered a broken jaw that required surgery. Strangely enough, the injury came against the New York Islanders, who the Penguins are set to open their 2013 postseason run against.
The Penguins and Islanders series is set to begin on Wednesday, and Crosby is set to meet with doctors on Tuesday in hopes of being cleared for the postseason.
“Just going for an appointment,” Crosby said, per NHL.com. “I don’t have any control over it, so there’s no point of getting too worked up about it.
“I don’t know exactly what [needs to be checked out], but I’m sure they’ll take a peek and see how everything’s healing.”
Crosby has resumed skating and he participated in practice on Monday. It will be interesting to see if he is able to be cleared and return to action as the Penguins prepare for another run at the Stanley Cup.