According to Penguins general manager Ron Hextall, the procedure was to correct an injury Crosby has dealt with for a number of seasons.
"This is not a new injury for Sid. It is something that he has played through for years," Hextall said, via a release. "After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest."
Crosby joins Evgeni Malkin as marquee Penguins who will be coming off surgeries when the 2021-22 season begins, with the latter centreman undergoing knee surgery in June.
Both Crosby and Malkin are expected to miss the start of training camp.