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(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Sidney Crosby will not require surgery on his injured right wrist, but agent Pat Brisson said surgery is still a possibility if treatment does not work.
"If this treatment works, you avoid surgery and move on," agent Pat Brisson told the Post-Gazette on Tuesday. "If it doesn't, he will have to go that (surgical) route."
Brisson did not provide specific details on the treatment, but said Crosby will receive injections and determine over the next few weeks whether surgery is necessary.
The Post-Gazette reported last week that Crosby was set to have surgery, and Brisson said that was true until another doctor suggested the injections.
"We scheduled an appointment with another physician and were told (Monday) that with this certain treatment, this may work," he told the paper. "It's a form of injection that has been proven to work, but sometimes it doesn't work."
Brisson said Crosby's injury is to the wrist/hand area, and was first suffered in March.
The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Matthew Lombardi, the team announced Wednesday.
Lombardi, 32, skated in 46 games with Geneve-Servette of National League A (NLA) in Switzerland this past season, registering 20 goals and 30 assists for 50 points. Continued...