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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby won't need surgery on his ailing right wrist, the team announced Tuesday.
|Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP after scoring 36 goals and tallying 68 assists for the Penguins last season.|
"After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist," general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. "Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September."
Crosby was the regular-season points leader with 104, but in the playoffs he had just one goal and eight assists in 13 games.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, citing a source close to the star, had reported that Crosby would have arthroscopic surgery on the wrist to repair damage that "impeded his performance in the postseason."
Rutherford had said in a statement Wednesday that surgery was one of the options being considered but that no decision would be reached until this week.