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It sounds like Crosby will finally play a preseason game

Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby skates during the first day of NHL hockey training camp, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


The Pittsburgh Penguins listed their lineup for Wednesday’s preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings ... and Sidney Crosby’s on it.

There haven’t been any indications that he’s had any setbacks in the meantime, so it sounds like he’ll participate in today’s exhibition, which represents his last chance to shake off some rust after rehabbing a wrist injury suffered in March.

Crosby, 27, seemed primed to debut this past weekend, but missed time to mourn the passing of his grandmother. The star center also may or may not have suffered a minor and undisclosed issue earlier on in training camp.

While he would have preferred to get his feet wet in more than just one exhibition contest, Crosby thinks he’ll be ready to go:

Patric Hornqvist spoke about skating alongside Crosby (and Chris Kunitz) on what appears to be the Penguins’ preliminary top line:

We’ll see if Crosby has a big night or mostly eases back into action.

(Assuming there isn’t another setback, of course.)

Update: Crosby looked sharp in a 2-0 Penguins win, firing a whopping seven shots on goal.

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