Sidney Crosby to have arthroscopic surgery

By Ian Sacks,

When the best player in the world scores only one goal in 13 playoff games, something must be bothering him. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who posted an NHL-best 104 points in the regular season, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days.

He previously denied that he was injured during the playoffs in his postgame press conference after the Penguins got knocked out by the New York Rangers. A source close to Crosby reported that the injury is not major, but does hinder his performance, according to The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

He turned to the arthroscopic surgery to fix the injury after therapy failed to correct it. It is unknown how or when he got hurt, but the injury should not cause Crosby to miss any time next season.

Crosby, a nine-year veteran, has scored over 100 points in five seasons. He has led the NHL in scoring twice - in 2007 and 2014.

He has claimed the Hart Memorial Trophy MVP award twice and the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player three times, reports hockey-reference.com.

In 2014, he netted 36 goals, including five game-winners. He also dished out 68 assists, as he led the Penguins to the second best record in the Eastern Conference. They fell in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Rangers after leading the series, 3-1.

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