The Penguin Posthas learned that Sidney Crosby will not play in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ regular-season opener in Vancouver on Oct. 6. Speaking to a half dozen reporters after the Penguins’ afternoon practice in Detroit, Crosby said, “No,” when asked if there was any chance he would play in the opener. “I wouldn’t expect it,” he added, pointing out that he has not yet been cleared for contact in practice as he continues his long recovery from the concussion that sidelined him Jan. 6. Penguins General Manager Ray Shero also said Crosby would not play in the opener, adding that there was no date set for his return. “Knock on wood, everything is progressing for him, it appears,” Shero said. “On the ice he’s practicing hard, and that’s a big part of his recovery. But there’s not a date.”
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Enough with the sand eating penguin on the other side of the world already. The Penguin Post is intrigued to report that the contest to bring Jaromir Jagr back to the NHL after being away from the league for the past three seasons has officially reached a fever pitch. With the Pittsburgh Penguins expressing more than a passing interest in bringing the 39 year-old future Hall of Famer back for at least one more season.
Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports tonight that the Penguins have made a one-year offer to Jagr to bring him back to Pittsburgh for the first time since the end of the 2000-2001 season.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero confirmed yesterday that he has offered free agent right winger Jaromir Jagr a one-year contract — he declined to divulge the financial aspects of the proposal — and said he expect to learn Wednesday whether Jagr will accept it.