Pittsburgh captain Crosby could play in Game 7 of series against Rangers
MOSCOW, May 15 – Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who was injured in Game 5 of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, could return to the roster in Game 7, according to the NHL’s official website.
Crosby suffered an upper body injury in Game 5 (3-5) after colliding with Rangers defenseman Jacob Truba. On Saturday, the 34-year-old Penguin captain took part in team training.
“It means a lot, he (Crosby) is in good spirits and condition. He is doing everything possible to return and be ready as soon as possible. getting on the ice. It helps the players, it lifts our morale. It cheers the guys up,” Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said.
“Sid is Sid. He’s a leader on and off the ice,” Penguins forward Jeff Carter added.
In addition to Crosby in the “Pittsburgh” can return goaltender Tristan Jarry, who has not played in the current Stanley Cup, a single match, as well as striker Rickard Raquell.
In the current playoffs, Crosby has played five games in which he scored 9 points (2 goals + 7 assists). In the regular season, the three-time Stanley Cup winner played 69 games and scored 84 points (31+53).