Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup tonight when the Pens take on the Avs at Consol, the team has announced:
Tonight’s #Pens lines: Spaling-Crosby (he’s back!)-Hornqvist Malkin-Sutter-Comeau Klinkhammer-Goc-Downie Farnham-Adams-Rust
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 18, 2014
Crosby’s missed the last three games with the mumps, during which the Pens have gone 2-0-1. No. 87 heads into tonight’s game looking to snap a seven-game goalless drought, though that’s not to say he hasn’t been productive; Crosby has 35 points through 27 games this year and is one back of Philly’s Claude Giroux for the NHL assist lead (27).