Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – The reigning NHL MVP, forward Sidney Crosby, is very happy with his right wrist healing and has a positive outlook towards the Pittsburgh Penguins’ chances this season.
“It’s good. You want to see how things progress throughout the summer once you start skating and get back to that regular routine,” Crosby stated.
He also added, “You want to see how it reacts, so I’m happy with the way it’s gone.”
New Penguins GM Jim Rutherford stated Crosby is ready to be with the team for their training camp.
Crosby played hurt in the team’s Stanley Cup Playoffs campaign. He only had one goal and eight points.
In their last three games, Crosby did not score a point and the Penguins lost a 3-1 lead and the series against the New York Rangers in the second round.
Crosby denied the injury during the playoffs but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that he was playing with a terrible wrist.
Pat Brisson, Crosby’s agent, told the Post-Gazette that the MVP considered a lot of procedures that would assure the healing of his wrist.
But after everything went well, Crosby is now looking forward for a new beginning with the Penguins.
“We’re going to have some new faces in the dressing room trying to get that momentum and get a fresh start,” he said.
Crosby also expressed his satisfaction on what the team achieved last season.
He added, “The organization is committed to winning. We have opportunities as players to be successful every year.”
The Penguins will start training camp under new coach, Mike Johnston.
There are also a few roster changes after the Penguins traded forward James Neal.
While forward Jussi Jokinen, defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik left as free agents.
The NFL awarded Crosby the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career, after scoring a league-leading 104 points in the regular season.
He also won the Ted Lindsay Award for the second consecutive season, and third in his career.