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Position
C
 
Jersey
87
Name  Sidney Crosby
Born  8/7/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  200
Shoots  L
12/14/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Insight: After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
 
12/14/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
 
12/12/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games, and possibly more, due to an illness.
Insight: While some have speculated Crosby is dealing with the mumps, there is no official diagnosis on what he is dealing with. We will update you as news comes out about Crosby over the next few days.
 
12/2/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will play against the Devils on Tuesday despite the flu.
Insight: Crosby missed the team's morning skate with his illness, but he will still dress. The Penguins tweeter account has a picture of the captain warming up for the game, so it is safe to leave him in fantasy lineups.
 
12/2/2014 12:24:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby missed the Tuesday morning shootaround due to illness.
Insight: He's a scoring maching with 33 points in just 23 games, so this would be a disaster for fantasy owners. Stay tuned.
 
11/24/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points during Monday's win against the Bruins.
Insight: He had one goal and two assists, and is now tied with Jakub Voracek for the league-lead, with 29 points.
 
11/18/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens.
Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, and Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with Jakub Voracek with 26 points overall.
 
11/8/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby had five more assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: He was also +3 on the night, and continues to lead the NHL in points, with 24.
 
11/1/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads the league with 18 points after 10 games this season.
Insight: That's not much of a surprise. Crosby's Penguins have also played fewer games than most teams through Nov. 1, so that makes it a little big more impressive. Pittsburgh leads the league in scoring and power-play scoring. Crosby had three assists in Saturday's, 5-0, victory over the Sabres.
 
10/28/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals against the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Pittsburgh scored, incredibly, the last seven goals of the game to beat New Jersey, 8-3. Crosby scored at the end of the second period and then the final goal of the contest with just over three minutes left. The captain finished with a plus-two rating and six shots. Crosby has seven goals this season.
 
10/25/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Saturday's win over Nashville.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with a +1 rating and two shots on goal. Crosby now has 12 points on the season, and will continue to be one of the best players in the game.
 
10/16/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season.
Insight: He now has seven points through three games, and is well on his way to another monster season.
 
10/12/2014 12:43:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and a pair of assists.
Insight: Ho hum. Three goals and three assist in two Penguins wins. What else is new?
 
10/9/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and added an assist in an opening night victory against the Ducks.
Insight: Crosby scored on a pass from his old friend Chris Kunitz in the first period to put the Penguins up, 2-0. Crosby then scored on the power play to snap a 3-3 tie. The Penguins captain finished with five shots on goal and a plus-two rating in addition to his three points.
 
10/1/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby is the top fantasy option once again in 2014.
Insight: The only other player owners should really consider with the No.1 pick is Alex Ovechkin but that is because Ovechkin provides higher value as a winger than Crosby does as a center. Crosby is the best hockey player in the world and is feeling good after offseason wrist surgery.
 
9/18/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
Insight: Crosby's injury is apparently not related to his wrist, which he had surgery on this summer. Whatever it is, it is considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain once training camp begins. No point in pushing Crosby at this point. This should not at all effect Crosby's fantasy draft position.
 
6/24/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby has won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player for the second time in his career.
Insight: Crosby's first MVP came in 2007 when he was only 19 years old. The 104 points Crosby netted this year were his most since 2010. The former No. 1 pick should be an MVP front-runner for the forseeable future.
 
Cold5/14/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: The Penguins didn't get much out of Sidney Crosby in this year's postseason.
Insight: Crosby disappeared over the final three games of the Rangers series, missing all six of his shots on goal while recording a -2 rating. Dating back to last season, Crosby has just one goal in his last 18 playoff appearances.
 
5/7/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby handed out two assists in Wednesday's Game 4 victory over New York.
Insight: Crosby had been having a quiet series prior to Wednesday, at least by his standards (one point in three games). The Penguins are in the driver's seat now. They lead the Rangers three games to one with Game 5 Friday night in Pittsburgh.
 
4/13/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby (rest) was a healthy scratch for Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Pittsburgh is preparing for the postseason. Crosby missed just two games this season and won the Art Ross Trophy (most points in the NHL) for the second time in his career with 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists). He'll likely capture his second Hart Trophy as well.
 

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