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 Posted: Fri Jul 19th, 2013 12:51 pm
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clawmaster wrote:
http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/18/crosby-jaw-feels-good-but-still-requires-more-procedures/

Crosby: Jaw feels ‘good,’ requires more procedures

Mike Halford

Jul 18, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby still needs more work done on his broken jaw, but remains happy with his recovery overall.

“Jaw’s good,” Crosby told CTV. “I think I have to do some things once I get back to Pittsburgh, but pretty minor procedures and stuff that, hopefully, I really won’t have to worry about once I get it done.”

Crosby, 25, missed the final month of the regular season after taking a slapshot to the face on March 30. He returned to action for Game 2 of Pittsburgh’s opening-round playoff series against the Islanders, and wore a protective face shield for the opening two playoff rounds.

The Pens captain ditched the guard for the Eastern Conference finals against Boston — during which he was punched in the jaw by Bruins captain Zdeno Chara — but insisted his poor performance (zero points in four games) had nothing to do with the injury.

“It was pretty good,” he explained. “I got a couple of shots that didn’t feel great, but nothing that I felt hindered my play, anything less than anyone else was playing through at the time.

“So, I was really happy with the way it responded.”


I could make a few smart-ass comments about Crosby's jaw, but I'll decline for now.