The Pittsburgh Penguins announced yesterday that, after seeking additional medical advice, captain Sidney Crosby was forgoing surgery on his injured wrist in favor of “treatments.”
But according to Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, it’s no guarantee the treatment will work.
“If this treatment works, you avoid surgery and move on,” Pat Brisson told the Post-Gazette, the same Pittsburgh newspaper that reported last week that Crosby was scheduled for surgery. “If it doesn’t, he will have to go that [surgical] route.”
Brisson wouldn’t go into details about the treatment, other than to say it’s “a form of injection that has been proven to work, but sometimes it doesn’t work.”
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.