Crosby ‘good to go’ for Penguins season opener after foot injury

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joined Hockey Central at Noon to talk about the league’s owners and the issues around the current CBA.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and its fan base got a scare over the weekend when Sidney Crosby left a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres early after taking a puck off the foot.

Those same fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Wednesday that his team’s captain is “good to go” for Pittsburgh’s season opener.

The Penguins open their season with a four-game homestand beginning Thursday against the Sabres.

Coming off his sixth career 100-point season, Crosby is expected to centre a line between Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist.

Crosby is set to enter his 15th NHL season where he’s 57 games away from earning his silver stick, 30 assists shy of 800 and 84 points from reaching 1,300.

In other Pens news, forward Alex Galchenyuk is considered a game-time decision for the opener as he continues to deal with a lower-body injury.

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