Penguins' star Crosby could return against Panthers
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will make his season debut Tuesday night against Florida.
The two-time MVP and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in practice earlier this month. Crosby returned to practice on Monday and participated in Pittsburgh's game-day skate on Tuesday morning.
Crosby missed the better part of two seasons after sustaining a concussion in January 2011. He stressed he didn't panic when doctors told him of the latest diagnosis.
The Penguins are off to a 3-2-1 start with Crosby out of the lineup.
Defenseman Kris Letang skated with the team on Tuesday, but wore a non-contact jersey and will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed injury.