Sidney Crosby to return for Penguins in Game 2

Friday May 3rd, 2013

NHL star Sidney Crosby said he will return to the lineup Friday night in Game 2 of the Penguins playoffs series with the Islanders after missing more than a month with a broken jaw.

Crosby participated in the Penguins' morning skate, practicing with his usual line that includes Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kuntiz. He has practiced with the team for nearly two weeks, but has not played after undergoing dental procedures after a puck struck him in the face on March. 30. He will wear a protective cage as a safety measure.

Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven series, 1-0.

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