Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin to miss start of training camp

Thursday September 18th, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will miss the start of training camp while recovering from injuries, Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford announced Thursday.

The team said keeping the duo out of training camp's start is a precautionary step. Head coach Mike Johnston said each player was injured in the past four to five days while preparing for training camp, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Seth Rorabaugh.

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Johnston also said Crosby's injury is not related to his wrist. Crosby initially announced he would have surgery on his wrist, but changed course and decided to rehab without undergoing a procedure.

The Penguins finished last season 51-24-7 and in second place in the Eastern Conference before losing in the second round of the playoffs. Pittsburgh fired coach Dan Bylsma and replaced him with Johnston.

Crosby led the league in points last season with 104. Malkin finished with 72 points. 

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