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Penguins' Crosby avoids wrist surgery

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 15 2014 12:31:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2014 01:29:21 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sidney Crosby will not require surgery on his injured right wrist.

"After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist," the team announced Tuesday via Twitter. "Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September."

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported last week that Crosby would have arthroscopic surgery in the coming days after the NHL MVP was hampered during the playoffs due to the injury. However, Crosby sought additional medical advice and it was ultimately determined surgery was not necessary.

Crosby, who the Hart Trophy as league MVP after scoring a league-best 104 points, is not expected to miss any time next season.

The Penguins also announced forward Bobby Farnham has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $550,000 at the NHL level.

Farnham, 25, scored seven goals with seven assists and 166 penalty minutes in 64 regular-season games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2013-14, his first full season in the American Hockey League.

The 5-foot-10, 188-pound Farnham has played the past two seasons with WBS, totaling 25 points (10G-15A) and 440 penalty minutes in 129 regular-season games.


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