Sidney Crosby will start the season on IR. As a result, he’ll definitely miss the season opener Thursday night. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise since he still hasn’t been cleared for contact. Bottom line, it could be a while before Crosby plays.
The Penguins made several other moves today to get down to 23 players (roster limit). Sent down were Jason Williams, Alexandre Picard and Brian Strait; first-round pick Joseph Morrow was shipped to his junior team; and Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Petersen, Robert Bortuzzo and Boris Valabik will all join Crosby on IR. Richard Park, Steve MacIntyre and Joe Vitale all made the team, but I doubt all three will be in the lineup against Vancouver.