Penguins' Sidney Crosby to miss opener, vies to return in a 'week or two'

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Sidney Crosby, who underwent wrist surgery in September, will not play in the Pittsburgh Penguins first game of the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday in Tampa, Fla., the eight-time All-Star said.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby missed just one game last season, but is expected to miss several starts to start his 2021 campaign. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby totaled 24 goals and 38 assists in 55 games last season. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Sidney Crosby (87) in their season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was given an initial six-week timetable to return to the ice after off-season wrist surgery. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (L), who underwent wrist surgery this off-season, said he hopes to return in a week or two. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 12 (UPI) --

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