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Dec 18, 2014
Rotoworld
Sidney Crosby will return to the Penguins' lineup on Thursday against Colorado.
Dec 15, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Hockey
Sean Allen ranks the top 250 forwards, defensemen and goalies in terms of value in fantasy hockey leagues from now until the end of the season, and analyzes the value Sidney Crosby following his diagnosis with the mumps.
Litter Box Cats 9 hours ago

Penguins 3, Panthers 1, A Second Look

Despite dropping the contest by a final of 3-1, the Panthers won the intangibles against the NHL's best team. Read on for a brief look at the numbers behind the numbers. The final score doesn't really tell the story in much detail. Two first period goals by Nick Spaling and Derrick Pouliot put the Pens on top, then Vincent Trocheck halved the lead before eight minutes were gone. Sidney Crosby put a cherry on top for the Penguins with 13 minutes left in regulation for the final 3-1 margin. The Corsi event chart show the Panthers outdistancing the Penguins throughout the first period (when...
Rotoworld Dec 18, 2014

Sidney Crosby returns on Thursday - Sidney Crosby (C) Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby will return to the Penguins' lineup on Thursday against Colorado.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey Dec 18, 2014

Pondering Crosby, Penguins options

As of 4 p.m. ET Thursday, a mumps-free Sidney Crosby remains a game-time decision for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Colorado Avalanche. That ...
Beaver County Times Dec 18, 2014
Crosby skates in practice, could play against Avalanche

Crosby skates in practice, could play against Avalanche

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with his teammates on Thursday morning and could return to the lineup on Thursday night against Colorado.
Mile High Hockey Dec 18, 2014

Avalanche vs. Penguins: Avs start road trip with better health

The Avalanche look to gain ground in standings with team getting healthy. After four days off, the Avs are in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for the first of two meetings between the two teams this season. It looks like Brad Stuart is back in the Avalanche line up to help out the defense after being out the past month with a hamstring injury. Colorado also hopes to get John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau back in this trip. On the other side, the Penguins have caught a case of the mumps. Specifically, Sidney Crosby. The face of the NHL has missed the past three games for the Pens but...

Sidney Crosby appears highly questionable/doubtful to play against Avalanche on Thursday

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby appears highly questionable to play against the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.
Beaver County Times Dec 17, 2014
Crosby returns to Penguins practice

Crosby returns to Penguins practice

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated on Wednesday as he points toward a return from a bout with mumps.
PensBurgh Dec 17, 2014

Crosby, Malkin, and their Points/60 Since 2007

A look at where Crosby and Malkin rank amongst the NHL's 30 highest scorers in points per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time since 2007. The results are not surprising. Sometimes I feel like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin aren't appreciated enough. This conversation also includes other greats of the NHL who don't get enough credit for what they deserve. Names that come to mind when I think of this 'type' of player are Pavel Datsyuk and Phil Kessel. When you look at where Crosby and Malkin rank amongst the NHL's 30 best in terms of points per 60 minutes of 5v5 ice time, it's special. My...
Los Angeles Times Dec 15, 2014

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby added to the list of mumps patients in NHL

The NHL's baffling mumps outbreak added a high-profile patient over the weekend in Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who practiced and spoke to the media Friday before tests confirmed the diagnosis.
Mile High Hockey Dec 15, 2014

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL December 15th, 2014

Wayne Gretzky is involved in the new potential Vegas team. [Sportsnet.ca] "We're very confident Las Vegas is ready for hockey," Foley said in an interview with Elliotte Freidman on Hockey Night in Canada. Part of his confidence may come from his friend and NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. The duo have been working together selling wine throughout the United States, and it seems that business discussions have detoured towards a potential NHL franchise coming to Las Vegas. What's up with Crosby's swollen face? The mumps, obviously. [TorontoSun.com] Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is the...

NHL results and news, 1215

Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side of Crosby’s face — swelling the team believed was related to a salivary gland injury Crosby sustained in a game against Carolina on Nov. 29. Crosby received a booster shot against the virus before traveling to Russia for the Winter Olympics in February and initial tests done a couple of weeks ago indicated Crosby was not in...

Penguins captain Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined the growing number of players in the National Hockey League to contract mumps, but team officials said they believe ...
Denver Post Dec 14, 2014

Sidney Crosby (mumps) might miss game Thursday vs. Avalanche; Canada cuts Chris Bigras from world junior team

Before getting to Sidney Crosby's mumps diagnosis and Chris Bigras being cut from Canada's WJC team, here's some links for Avalanche stories published Sunday:Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is having
PensBurgh Dec 14, 2014

Crosby's mumps diagnosis raises more questions about Penguins medical practices

Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with the mumps. The way the team's staff handled him raises some troubling questions. Sidney Crosby has the mumps. It was obvious to a lot of people that something was drastically wrong after seeing his face swollen up on Friday- after participating in practice with the team, but the Pittsburgh Penguins stuck to their guns that the tests had not confirmed it. Finally, today, they announced Crosby is in fact mumped up, which will lead to questions about how team Dr. Dharmesh Vyas and training staff led by Chris Stewart handled the situation. "It came about...

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