Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby wants to be his best when he returns. With this in mind he did not set a specific date for his return to the game.
The Pennsylvania roster is recovering from wrist surgery he experienced in early September. The rehabilitation period was estimated at six weeks before seeing him again in the National League game, but that scenario did not materialize even six weeks after the operation.
“There has been progress over the last six weeks,” Crosby said, echoing their comments via the National League site after the Penguins ’training on Friday. It started with a skate and with only one hand on the stick, then I was able to handle the puck a bit. Eventually I started taking shots. So this was continuous progress and I was finally able to join my teammates when I started doing a little more like wars [pour récupérer la rondelle] And such little things. “
It has already been announced that those who will be receiving a visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the PPG Paints Arena will not be number 87 for the Penguins game on Saturday.
“I have no strength whether in a face-off circle or when I try to lift an opponent’s stick,” Crosby added. These are things I can’t do. When I can do it comfortably and painlessly, or endure it, it will already be a big step forward. “
“The thing to watch is how fast I progress at this point. It determines when I play.”
In the absence of their star forward, the Penguins have scored six points in four games, they are still unbeaten during control. The return of Crosby in the end will be of great benefit to those who, without the services of the Russian Evgeny Malkin, are recovering from a knee operation in June.
The Penguins will also be without Jeff Carter on Saturday, as the latter has been added to the list of players not available due to COVID-19. Goalkeeper Tristan’s test turned out to be false positive.