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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
No surgery for Sidney Crosby

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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby won't need surgery on his ailing right wrist, the team announced Tuesday.

Sidney Crosby
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.