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Still no timetable for when Crosby will resume skating

Apr 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

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The end of the regular season is just two weeks away, but Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said that there still isn’t a timetable for when Sidney Crosby will begin skating again, as reports.

Crosby took that unlucky puck to the face on March 30.

In the short term, the Penguins are just fine. They’ve already clinched the Atlantic Division crown and really only have the East’s top seed/Presidents’ Trophy to fight for at this point.

Still, one would have to think that Pittsburgh hopes to get as many injured players to shake off the rust before the postseason begins. Crosby joins Paul Martin and James Neal as Penguins who may or may not manage to get at least a game or two under their belts before the first round commences.

(If they even get back in time for the playoffs to begin.)

  1. mclovinhockey - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    It was a broken jaw… Unless they really are worried about a concision he could have been back the next game

    • JoeAvg - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      He needs to be able to eat before he can come back. For how small he is and the target that on his back every night he can’t afford to play underweight with his strength depleated. Certainly not for meaningless games.

      • coronakid76 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        The strongest part of him was his JAW. He has been runnin’ it to the REFS since his first game!! and hasn’t stopped since. Poor Sid. …Neal FINALLY had someone dish out to him what he does practically every game (uncalled too). Letang, hate him as a penguin but would love to have him on the Flyers blue line…

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      After surgery and not being able to eat? His jaw didn’t pop out of place, it was broken. Not a hairline fracture, a break.

    • 19to77 - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      Come here a minute. I want to try a very painful experiment, and you sound like a tough enough guy on the Internet to handle it.

  2. biffnasty - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    what a little girl..if he wasnt too preoccupied with giving Gummers he woulda been back 2 weeks ago

  3. mclovinhockey - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    It’s true the games are meaningless and he is underweight. Usually players even with a broken jaw keep playing. The surgery was for his teeth, not a big thing.
    Just saying he would at least be skating if they won’t worried

    • JoeAvg - Apr 13, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      One of the proceedures was for his teeth, another was to screw the pieces (I forget how many) of his jaw back together. And if they were worried about a concussion he wouldn’t have flown to Florida. Relax. Best case he’s back a few games before the playoffs, I would think worst case he misses a few games.

  4. steelers88 - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I don’t understand it! From what Josh Yohe has said is that Crosby is eating solid food and aims to skate next week. Rob Rossi said that the Penguins expect Crosby back for the playoffs! Now Byslma is saying that there is no timetable for Crosby to skate! I can’t stand the conflicting reports!

    • bmscalise - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      I still think that’s the plan: it isn’t contradictory. Why would the Pens announce a “timetable”? What the purpose would it serve, given how up in arms everyone gets about anything to do with Sid? To make you happy? There’s always some uncertainty – better to say no timetable until he’s ready for the next stage.

    • coronakid76 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Misdirection…….He mostlikely has a concussion!!! He took a puck to the grill!!! Guy is one hit away from being punch drunk and HE TOOK A PUCK TO THE FACE…..Nobody wants to put it out there!!! They already had problems with insurance on his contract and what they would recoup if she were to never play again! It’s the Machine looking out for itself and it’s China Doll investment at this point. Look at Roenick when he shattered his jaw. he was back……..(after some research) in about a month, ahead of schedule too….That was a Broken Jaw (in several spots) and Concussion. So Sid probably has another month to go…..

  5. ironman721 - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    I think it depends on the Pens record/standings. If they wrap up the East by let’s say Tuesday, then no, he won’t be back till the playoffs. Just to give him a little more time to heal. No need to rush him unless Montreal closes the gap but I don’t see that happening. My guess is he doesn’t step on the ice until they really need him(playoffs).

  6. blomfeld - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM


    I suspect that Crosby’s done for the year and that’s a shame. The game is “always” better served with him in the lineup … same goes for Ovechkin. Nonetheless, the Penguin’s are hardly going to come out and say that Crosby’s finished, lest they put a massive dent into their revenue streams.

    • coronakid76 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      Seriously. They got beat (series and physically) last year with him in the lineup. Just imagine what will happen when he isn’t there this year. Big name injuries at the wrong time of the already shortened season. Guys better hope Theo and Vouks get it together or it’s another early round exit.

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