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Video: Crosby’s feeling better, but pretty tired of drinking shakes

Apr 8, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby is feeling better, but there’s still no timetable for his return to the Pittsburgh lineup.

Crosby spoke to reporters today about his recovery from a broken jaw that required surgery.

“Having gone a week or so it’s gotten better and I feel better than after the first couple of days,” said Crosby, per the Penguins’ website. “I’m going to see the doctor this week. Whenever he feels comfortable and feels like I can go out there and skate, that’s something I’ll wait to hear from him.”

Crosby hasn’t been able to eat solid food since taking a puck in the face on March 30.

“It’s impossible to keep weight. I’ll be excited when I can eat,” he said. “It’s been shakes. It hasn’t been too enjoyable that way. Maybe this week I’ll start doing that.”

  1. killerpgh - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Hopefully he will be healthy enough to come back 2 or 3 games before the playoffs start so he can knock the rust off a bit.

  2. broadstbully33 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Who cares?

    • barby97 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      not me

    • killerpgh - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      I’m guessing you do. When you saw the title what did you expect? So you read the article and then comment on it claiming you don’t care. You’re actions prove you care.

      • mehetmet - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        lies. you have no proof that he can read

      • m1k3g - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

        In all fairness, he’s being honest probably.

        Flyers fans aren’t thinking about the playoffs right now.

  3. ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    was it the surgery that allowed him to not have his jaw wired shut? i was under the impression that if you break your jaw, you’re gettin’ wired. look on the bright side there Crosby, at least you can talk coherently.

    • stlrgurl65 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      He had titanium plates put him instead of having his jaw wired shut.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        He’s basically bionic at this point. Beware.

  4. yougotgirouxed - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Penguin fans are like the PHT Comment Section All-Stars. If you are a Flyers fan they attack you like white blood cells claiming “Filthadelphia classlessness” while leaning on the thumbs down button.

    Meanwhile they are figuratively blow each other on here blindly agreeing with whatever pensteelersbucs says, or what hockeywithdrawal says.

    Don’t you guys know that commenting on every PHT story about the Pens doesn’t make you a better or more dedicated fan? Don’t you know it doesn’t change the fact they were about to relocate your franchise?


    • ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      dude, don’t blame it on the Penguins fans. blame it on YOURSELF. if you maybe said something worthwhile every now and then… you might not get attacked so much. I’m a hard Flyers fan too and find myself disagreeing with just about everything you say.

      Think. Type.

      stop cheering injuries

      • ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        not that I’m a Flyers fan and I’m hard right now… but I’m a Fl… I’ve been a Flyers fan for… like hard as in… you got what I’m sayin I think.

    • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      I would suggest that the amount of “attacking” that goes on is directly correlated to the amount of posts that are negative in nature. Generally speaking I think that most people in this little corner of the internet can maintain some level of respect for one another, but when someone drops a comment about how they’re happy when someone gets injured people get defensive. Pens fans aren’t innocent in this either, but regardless of affiliation its usually a loud minority.

      No one thinks commenting on PHT stories makes them a better fan (at least I hope not), but talking about hockey is fun. Talking about Penguins hockey is even more fun for Penguins fans, so its not surprising that people like to comment. As far as relocation is concerned, that was a tough time for the Pens, but it would be revisionist history to say that the reason the Pens were looking at KC is entirely based on lack of fan attendance and/or buy-in. The whole city of Pittsburgh was in shambles economically at that time…

      • yougotgirouxed - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        So the draft of Crosby and Malkin single handedly turned Pittsburgh’s economy around? I dont think so.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        girouxed, you’re not helping your case. that’s not what he said at all.

      • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        No, Crosby and Malkin were not the reason for Pittsburgh’s fiscal resurgence and in the interest of not giving an Economics lecture in a hockey blog comments section I won’t go into what did lead to the recovery – I don’t think you care anyway.

        The drafting of Crosby was obviously instrumental in kick starting the Pens as we know them today, but here’s a fun story: everyone likes to talk about the Penguins being lucky to get Malkin with the second overall pick (and don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t trade him for anyone), but at the time Pens fans were disappointed that we didn’t get the #1 overall pick despite having the worst record – meaning we would NOT be able to draft can’t miss Russian Forward Alex Ovechkin… funny how views change over time though.

      • yougotgirouxed - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        But it didnt stop people from going to Steelers games. Or Pirates…..nevermind.

      • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        Apples and oranges. There are 8 Steelers games a year in Pittsburgh – there are 41 Penguins games. The larger number of games makes it much more difficult to keep attendance numbers up. Steelers games (or NFL games in any city) are an EVENT. People will travel from far and wide to attend most games, but the same can’t be said for hockey in any city. Surely you’ll get some out of towners at a weekend game, but not on a Tuesday night game when people have work.

      • bru308 - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        It’s amazing how (most) Flyers fans pretend to not understand economics. Especially in a day in age where NFL teams are rumored to be “on the verge” of moving to Los Angeles, only to strike a new stadium deal in their own town. The Pens were never moving from Pittsburgh and they uses their leverage (KC), albeit a couple years later, to get a new stadium. I’d say they worked that deal perfectly

    • bgrillz - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      1975, yes, the site of the last Philly cup. And 6 miserable failures in the finals after that. Kudos. You have plenty of ammo for smack talk. Your last title was when lime green linoleum was all the rage, as were checkers knickers,you were allowed to smoke in the diner’s your father washed dishes at and Hartnell’s hair was in style. Keep talking Louxer….

      • tatdue - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        ….and yougotgirouxed wasn’t even born yet!

      • pensfan72 - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        The Pirates have won a world championship since the last Flyers Cup. OUCH!!!!!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Man I didn’t even say anything! Sheeze!

  5. live4hockey - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    About…LOL! Kinda like saying, I was ABOUT to hook up with that super model…but we all know, it didn’t happen. Is that what you hang your on, the fact that the franchise didn’t relocate? man.

  6. Helper Sports - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I know there is talk of visors, but how long until we hear about wanting players to wear combo’s. visor with cage

    • ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      oddly-timed slippery slope argument. gathering fan opinions, Helper Sports?

      • Helper Sports - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        Not gathering opinions for any other reason other then my thought process. I just see that in the future there may be something there.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        i see. well I don’t know. I’m against a cage personally, as I think most are, but that’s a different argument entirely. it’s not like they’ll start to require visors and then say “well, since we got you to put the visors on, attach these cages too” and that’s that, new rule. they’ll have another logical safety vs. cage discussion and come to a conclusion. the owners don’t want to affect their players’ ability to play the game as much as they don’t want them getting hurt.

        if we’re going slippery slope, how long til we just wrap our players in bubble wrap 3′ deep? they won’t do it, because that’s a separate argument that would be argued against adamantly, and lost. same with cages (I think)

    • chanceoffleury1 - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Teeth can be replaced, eyeballs can’t. I don’t think the NHL is anywhere near instituting full shields. Just look at how much trouble they’re having trying to convince the NHLPA to mandate visors. 70% + players in the league already wear them (2011 number). That number is probably even higher this year because I know at least 3 players off the top of my head who have put them on this season and didn’t wear them then (Orpik, and the Staals). Plus the spots of players whom have retired being filled by rookies, who essentially all wear visors at this point with a few exceptions. The NHLPA has just started to *consider* letting the NHL pass the visor rule. It’s probably be easier to move mountains than get the NHLPA to pass a mandatory full shield rule any time in the foreseeable future. Has anybody’s career ever actually ended due to a mouth injury?

      • hockeydon10 - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        There will be full face covering force fields that stop only pucks before the NHLPA allow full cages.

  7. me6661973 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Wish they wire pansy mouth shut. I guess rest team will care wasted over hype can’t play full season space thru to the playoffs. hope he not able be cleared by then but every time he comes back for first round they get knock out because he makes cheap shots! Need get them DSL’s srunk so their not as big as a target!

    • tk1966 - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      Try again… in English

  8. barkar942 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    The face of the NHL would be playing if the players all wore this.

    They complain about the visors and their ability to see when they all came from wearing these…..

    The NHL is just worried that all fighting will be gone from the game and they don’t want to sacrifice fighting for player safety.

  9. sewell1977 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    One step closer to giving gummers…OM NOM NOM

  10. steelersc - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    I hope syd will be back on the ice as soon as possible! go pens!!!

  11. csilojohnson - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM


  12. malkinrulez - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Can’t wait to get Sid back. Excited to see what this team can do when healthy. Worried that Martin might not be back for the first round.

  13. steelers88 - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    I’m not really concerned about the Penguins players being injured the Pens only play 9 games in April. And have 11 days off. Enough time for the Pens players to heal up.

  14. jazzyherb - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Pirates won in 1979

  15. biffnasty - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    everyone knows cindy loves the protein man juice shakes provided by his boyfriend

    • handsofsweed - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      No, we don’t know that. Just you do, for some obvious, h0moerotic reason. What is it with you queefs and your public Crosby fantasies?

    • tk1966 - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

      Dude, I hate to break this to you, but this is the wrong forum. The fantasy forum is on a separate web site. But thanks for sharing.

  16. proudliberal85392 - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I have one question for you people. What are you gonna do when your Mom says you have to move out of the basement?

    • biffnasty - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      Your mom has already offered to let me stay in her bed…BOOOOOM goes the dynamite

    • flyboys12 - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      A proud liberal?!?! Never thought I’d see one of those.

  17. thehighcountrybear - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I think it can be said we’re all pretty tired of drinking shakes…

    it all goes down real smooooth friday night, saturday…hair of the dog then a little Jack and a little Jimmy, maybe a box or two for the game. Four in the morning sunday, the spinning room then sunday afternoon, the shakes, vows of repentance and then the dominoes fall…

    Saturday mornin’
    Oh Saturday mornin’
    All my time has kept goin’ away
    I got my money and my honey
    And I’m gonna stay to play
    Sunday mornin’ my head is bad
    Was it worth, for the time that I’ve had?
    But I got to get my rest
    Because Monday is a mess

  18. ironman721 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    🚨⚠Warning we have a Troll Advisory! Broadstreetbaby🚼🍼 has been spotted trolling on yet another Penguins article. This loser is considered extremely stupid! Do Not engage him in direct conversation! Doing so can cause severe loss of IQ points. You have been warned.🚓🚔

  19. ironman721 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Pen’s are in the playoffs. Now they need to focus on getting guys healthy. Don’t rush him back!

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