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Crosby to meet with doctors Tuesday, hopes to receive clearance

Apr 29, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

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On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins open their playoff campaign.

On Tuesday, they’ll likely know if their captain will be available.

That’s because Sidney Crosby is set to meet with physicians tomorrow regarding his broken jaw, according to NHL.com — though Crosby is doing his best to downplay the meeting.

“Just going for an appointment,” he explained. “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.”

I’s possible tomorrow meeting will lead to a decision about Crosby’s medical clearance for Game 1 of Pittsburgh’s series against the Islanders.

Crosby practiced with teammates on Monday, playing on a line with Dustin Jeffrey and Joe Vitale, who are likely to be healthy scratches for Game 1.

Reports from the skate suggested No. 87 was skating full-speed and engaging high-traffic areas on the ice.

Crosby hasn’t played since taking a puck to the face on Mar. 30 (against the Islanders, oddly enough).

He resumed skating last week, and has spent most of that time getting comfortable with wearing a full plastic face shield.

  1. sheckyrimshot - Apr 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    i hope the face shield won’t block the view of his glorious playoff crustache

  2. biffnasty - Apr 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    the doctor will simply confirm what Cindy has known all his life. he does not have a small Pen15 but rather a large clitoris

    • cbghockey - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Flyers fan?

      • biffnasty - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM

        Please, never a filthy fan..

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        no biff’s a bitter ,frustrated rangers fan … , cant blame him for being hateful and jealous

    • crosberries - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Strange that you sit around all day thinking about crosby’s genital region and male on male “gummers”. It’s ok in this day and age to be who you are and to explore buddy. Hopefully no one will think of you any different when you do come out.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        Cros, it is indeed a curious obsession biff has. And you’d think that his/her news that the best player in the NHL is actually a woman would make even bigger headlines than today’s NBA news that, gasp, OMG, vapors, a gay man is an active player. Where are the Pulitzer-worthy journalists when news of this magnitude is breaking?

  3. JoeAvg - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    He’s playing, you could tell by his smile as he said “just an appointment”. He’s a horrible liar.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      This is creepy

  4. sportsfaninyyc - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    The Pens better not take the Islanders lightly. The Isles have got more talent than most people realize, and all the pressure is on the Pens.

  5. steelers88 - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I agree that the Penguins playing the Islanders won’t be a gimme, but experience is everything in the postseason and the Islanders don’t have a lot of it and the Pens do. The Islanders remind me of the 2006-2007 penguins that made the playoffs but were wide eyed most of the series.Than the next 2 years they got it going in the postseason.

    • sombostevo - Apr 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      Exactly. Experience is everything. Look at this to compare experience:
      Entire Islanders Roster Playoffs: 101 Games Played, 12 Goals, 13 Assists, 25 Points
      Matt Cooke: 82 Games Played, 13 Goals, 16 Assists, 29 Points

      Wow…

  6. Stiller43 - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Cbghockey,

    Troll, regardless of afiliation. And he/she’s never clever.

    I’d take a chick as our captain if they beat up on the league as much as sid does! He’s been out for a month and lost the scoring title by 4 effin points.

    • biffnasty - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      *affiliation*

  7. steelers88 - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Not so sure that Crosby will be ready for 1st round. I’d rather have Sid heal up and get more practice time in for the second round.

  8. arrooo - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    He is a wuss, won’t play

  9. jonkchar - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I agree Steelers88. although Nabakov is a playoff vet. if they can take him out of his game, the Islanders will just be happy for the experience

  10. steelers88 - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Did anyone else hear that the Penguins won’t be doing the white out t shirts during playoff home games? Cause I heard that there will be no white out this postseason the Pens will be giving out rally towels though.

    • cbghockey - Apr 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      I thought they were, ethier way its better with the white out

  11. benrob99 - Apr 30, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    If I were a fan of another team I’d hate Crosby too. You always hate those that are great and kick your ass.

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