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Crosby will miss Monday's tilt in Minnesota due to the death of his grandmother.

Crosby practiced Monday and then left for the funeral in Nova Scotia. If he plays Thursday, then that will be his first and only preseason game. Crosby decided against summer wrist surgery and an undisclosed second injury -- possibly a shoulder ailment -- has kept him out of preseason action. There's an element of risk to owning Crosby in 2014-15 which hasn't been highlighted very much.

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Crosby will not play in Saturday's preseason game due to a death in his family, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Crosby was planning to play in Saturday's contest, but he will instead sit out in order to be with his family. It remains to be seen when he will return to the team.

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Crosby (undisclosed) will play in the Penguins' preseason game Saturday, Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review reports.

Crosby surprised everyone by practicing earlier this week after reports emerged that he would miss a significant portion of the preseason. Now that he is ready to play in the preseason, the injury should not factor into any fantasy decisions.

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Coach Mike Johnston said Thursday that he hopes to have Crosby available for Saturday's preseason game against the Blue Jackets, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Crosby was on the ice again for Thursday's practice, so it seems whatever ailment he was dealing with coming into camp has almost fully dissipated. Assuming he's able to participate in a few exhibitions before the start of the regular season, it's probably safe to mark Crosby down for another fantasy-friendly season.

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Crosby was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, the Tribune-Review reports.

Crosby also skated Monday, and his presence Tuesday offers further credence to the notion that he's fully healthy.

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Crosby (undisclosed) skated Monday morning.

Crosby was held out of Saturday's practice for precautionary reasons, but returned to the ice Monday, and appears fully healthy heading into the season.

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Crosby (undisclosed) was held out of practice for precautionary reasons Saturday.

Crosby was held out after reportedly having a good practice Friday. The star doesn't appear to be in danger of missing any regular season time barring a setback or another injury.

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Crosby (undisclosed) practiced Friday, despite an early report that stated the MVP would be held out of the beginning of training camp, ABC News reports.

Not only did Crosby practice, but he did not wear a red non-contact jersey, and participated in most of the practice. If Crosby is still battling an injury, it appears that it is not serious enough to keep him off the ice. If he is already healthy enough to participate in training camp, expect Crosby to be near 100 percent when the regular season rolls around.

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Crosby will miss the beginning of training camp with an undisclosed injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Crosby played with an injured wrist toward the end of last season and it's also possible he's suffering from another ailment such as a shoulder injury. It appears he'll be able to play in the regular season, but there's an added measure of risk with Crosby after he decided against summer wrist surgery and the additional mystery injury.

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Crosby will be held out of the early part of training camp after suffering an injury while preparing for camp.

Evgeni Malkin is similarly being held out in the early going, so it's more than likely just the case where the organization wants to keep its two stars fresh. Crosby said last week that he was fully recovered from the wrist injury that bothered him during the postseason, so don't let his delay for camp concern you too much.