Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby returns to practice; status for season opener unknown

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins' captain, practiced Saturday after undergoing surgery to his left wrist in September.
Hart Trophy winner and two-time Hart Trophy winner, who suffered from the wrist injury for many years, decided to have surgery after all other minimally invasive options were exhausted. The Penguins stated that he would be out of work for at least six weeks after the procedure.

He is not available to play Tuesday's road match against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are the two-time Stanley Cup champions. ET, ESPN/ESPN+

The 34-year old center was not able to play in the COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 season. He finished with 28 goals and 38 assists, helping the Penguins win the East Division title. In six of Pittsburgh's playoff losses to the New York Islanders, he had an assist and a goal.