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Crosby Returns Thursday

(3/15/12) Today's top story is obviously the return of Sidney Crosby to the Pittsburgh lineup in a game against the New York Rangers.  The game will be broadcast live on TSN2 and the NBC Sports Network (7pm EST/4pm PST).  Fantasy GMs await Crosby's first hit... We suspect everything will go just fine tonight, and that Crosby will channel his adrenalin into an offensive outburst.  However, with concussions it often isn't just one big hit that sidelines a player, rather a series of hits that take their toll.  Just look at Jonathan Toews' current situation.

Fantasy GMs should not hesitate to get Sid "the Kid" immediately into their starting lineups, but they should also be ready to switch him out should disaster strike.  That said, the longer Crosby can avoid injury, the better his chances are for a full recovery.  Are the Pens rushing him back for the playoffs?  Maybe.  Yet, recent performances by David Perron and Andy McDonald have us suddenly optimistic about Crosby's future.