Sidney Crosby Illness: Updates on Penguins Star’s Status and Return

March 14th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

By now, Pittsburgh Penguins fans have come to accept that Sidney Crosby could be taken from them at any moment. He played in a total of 99 games between the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons.

Those problems reared their ugly head for the 27-year-old center, as he was held out of the Penguins' game against the Bruins on Saturday with an undisclosed illness. However, he was able to return for Sunday's game against Detroit.

Continue for updates.

Crosby Active vs. Red Wings Sunday, March 15 Crosby was listed as a starter for the team's matchup with Detroit.

On Saturday, the Penguins and Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided additional details from coach Mike Johnston:

Craig Adams replaced Crosby in the lineup, as noted by Shelly Anderson. 

Amalie Benjamin of The Boston Globe provided the NHL's explanation of the last-minute change:

Pittsburgh lost a lot of offensive firepower from last year's Metropolitan Division winners, and as a result, more pressure was heaped upon Crosby's shoulders. For the most part, he's been a ...

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