Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 days ago

Crosby collected three points -- including a goal and two assists -- in a 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Saturday.

The Pens superstar has scored six goals and 20 points in his last 16 games after going through a seven-point, 13-game stretch. He leads the NHL with 78 points (25G, 53A) in 70 games.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 2 weeks ago

Crosby scored one goal and assisted on a second in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Saturday.

He now has 16 points (5G, 11A) in his last 13 games despite playing nine of those contests away from Consol Energy Center. The two-point night also gives Crosby the NHL lead in scoring with 74 points (24G, 50A).

Sidney Crosby C PIT 2 weeks ago

Crosby (illness) will play against the Red Wings on Sunday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

He was tentatively listed on the lineup card (as he was Saturday), but is now confirmed to play Sunday. Crosby will center his usual line with David Perron and Patric Hornqvist.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 2 weeks ago

Crosby (illness) is expected to play Sunday against the Red Wings, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Crosby was a late scratch Saturday, and the lineup is considered tentative, but Crosby should be expected to play unless otherwise noted. Assuming he plays, he should be used in lineups as normal.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 2 weeks ago

Crosby (illness) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Red Wings, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Crosby was a late scratch Saturday due to the illness, and his status for Sunday's contest hinges on his health during warmups, which is likely when his availability will be determined. With Evgeni Malkin already ruled out, Crosby's presence in the lineup would give the offense an added boost offensively, which could be rough without the two stars.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 weeks ago

Coach Mike Johnston said after Saturday's loss to the Bruins that the team decided to make Crosby a late scratch after the center "wasn't feeling well" following pregame warmups, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Johnston's words would seem to imply that Crosby is dealing with an illness. Crosby was initially listed in the lineup that Johnston submitted to the official scorers, but the team ended up reversing course at the last minute, substituting Craig Adams in for Crosby. Johnston also said that he thinks Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, who left after the first period of the game with an injury, "might be able to play" Sunday against the Red Wings. However, with Sunday's game being another matinee, the Penguins aren't likely to provide updates on the status of either player prior to warmups.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 weeks ago

Crosby, who was a full participant in pregame warmups, was made a late scratch by the Penguins prior to Saturday's tilt with the Bruins, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

There was no indication heading into Saturday that Crosby was dealing with any kind of injury or illness; in fact, he was listed in the initial lineup the Penguins released about 10 minutes prior to the 1:00 ET puck drop. The late decision to rule him out undoubtedly forced those who slated the center in their daily lineups to eat an immediate loss. Even with the game already underway, it still has yet to be announced what resulted in Crosby's absence. Expect coach Mike Johnston to provide more commentary on the situation after the match concludes. At this time, Crosby should be viewed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Red Wings.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 weeks ago

Crosby scored a power-play goal and handed out two assists Thursday in a 6-4 win over Edmonton.

Crosby's been, well, Crosby-like over the last few weeks, with a dozen points in his last nine games. He's now hit 70 points on the year; he should clear 80 easily, but a hot finish could see him approach 90.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 weeks ago

Crosby scored a game-tying, third-period goal (back-handed effort) for his first career goal in seven games against San Jose on Monday.

He narrowly missed on a couple golden chances earlier in the tilt. Crosby's goals-per-game (34.5 percent) represents a career-low. He's tied with teammate Evgeni Malkin with 67 points for the team lead and sits five points behind John Tavares in the Art Ross Trophy race.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 weeks ago

Crosby scored his 21st goal of the year and added an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.

Sid's now up to 66 points on the year, just one back of Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares and teammate Evgeni Malkin in the scoring race. We'd hate to call him a disappointment with elite numbers like that, but he's still 38 points back of his total from last year (104) with just 18 games remaining. He also has "just" 178 SOG after throwing 259 pucks on net last season, so he appears set to fall short of several of his totals from 2013-14. Still, it's tough to argue that he isn't the best player in the entire world so look for him to continue to produce at over a point-per-game clip as the Pens chug toward the postseason.