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Crosby Update: Injury Wont Alter Penguins Plans

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero provided an update on the health of Sidney Crosby and his franchise after visiting the star in the hospital on Sunday.

First things first, Shero seemed upbeat about Crosbys status, as he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes Shelly Anderson.

He was up and around, in good spirits. The doctor did a good job, Shero said. I thought he looked better than I thought he would.

He noted that the 25-year-old stars jaw wasnt wired shut and reiterated the updates that a) Crosby is out indefinitely and b) indefinitely doesnt necessarily mean a ton of time. Shero said hell need more time to tell if the teams captain will be ready for the playoffs.

Crosbys injury brought out an unexpected question this weekend: are the Penguins really done dealing, as many expected after they acquired Jarome Iginla?

Shero wasnt specific, merely saying that losing the NHLs leading scorer for an unclear amount of time wont alter their plans. Does that mean they arent looking to make any other moves or that they still want to bolster the lineup?

It sounds like well need to just wait and see.

For more on this story visit: James O'Brien, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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