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Sidney Crosby undergoes arthroscopic wrist surgery; timeline for recovery 3-4 weeks

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Tuesday that captain Sidney Crosby underwent successful arthroscopic wrist surgery performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is expected to fully recover in three-to-four weeks.

The procedure comes less than a month after his team was eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL’s qualifying round.

The 33-year-old posted 16 goals and 31 assists in 41 games this past season.

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Tom Wilson somehow avoids suspension for punching Pavel Buchnevich in back of head, body slamming Artemi Panarin head first onto ice

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It’s been a minute since Tom Wilson was in the headlines for doing something stupid on the ice. He isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, so you knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. But somehow he has avoided suspension.

The NHL has fined the Washington Capitals forward $5,000 (the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement) for punching Pavel Buchnevich in the back of the head and then body slam Artemi Panarin head first onto the ice with no helmet following a stoppage of play during the team’s 6-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night. He was given a 10-minute game misconduct for his actions

Here’s why we think this is so surprising: He has already been suspended five times throughout his career for dirty plays. He recently served a seven-game suspension for his hit on Boston Bruins defence man Brandon Carlo back in March. With his checkered past and the fact he is a ‘repeat offender’, it felt like a lengthy suspension was inevitable. But clearly the NHL didn’t feel that way

Check out what he did below and see for yourself. Do you think the lack of punishment was justified?

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Connor McDavid is not really concerned about reaching 100 points in shortened season

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Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid has been on an absolute heater for the majority of the NHL’s 56-game season, and is on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done since the mid-90’s.

McDavid currently leads the league with 87 points through 49 games (29 goals and 58 assists). He needs just 13 points in the final seven games to become the first player since 1995/96 season to reach 100 points through 56 regular season games.

Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Mario Lemieux (116) and Jaromir Jagr (104) were the last to accomplish such a feat during that campaign. And with how the NHL game is played today, it felt like a near impossibility to see that ever happen again. But Connor McDavid is a once-in-a-generation type player. If anybody can do it, he will be the one.

He is currently averaged a whopping 1.78 points a game on the season, and will need to average 1.86 the rest of the way to reach the plateau. However, McDavid doesn’t appear to be too phased about all the buzz surrounding his on-ice performance.

“Personally, I want to continue to play good hockey…Our group wants to continue to play good hockey. We want to go into the Playoffs on a good note.” said McDavid.

“Personally, it’s a number. Obviously, it would be kind of different to be able to do it in a shortened season. I’m not going to change anything. I’m just going to keep playing my game, and if I get there, I get there. And if not, whatever.”

Five of the team’s final seven games are against the lowly Vancouver Canucks, who recently came back from a long COVID-19 related break and will need nothing short of a miracle to make the playoffs. If McDavid has any shot at reaching 100 points, he will need to take full advantage of facing a team that doesn’t have a lot left in the tank.


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This horrible Leafs tattoo will leave you with more questions than answers

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First of all: to have so much confidence in your favourite team’s ability to win a championship that you permanently tattoo it onto your body is a bad decision by itself. But then to have the logo drawn out so poorly, and then making the decision to put it on one of your butt cheeks…

The level of stupidity is so mind blowing! It will legitimately make you worry for the future of this planet…

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