Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain and reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist in the near future, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The paper cited a source as saying the procedure to repair damage that hindered Crosby's play during the playoffs "is not major." Crosby is not expected to miss any time next season, the paper reported.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that the 2013-14 Hart Trophy recipient is dealing with an injury, though the team said a final determination on a surgical procedure has yet to be made.
"Sid is continuing to get medical advice to determine the best path moving forward, including the possibility of arthroscopic surgery," said Rutherford. "No final decision has been made on surgery at this point. We expect to have a decision by early next week."
Crosby captured his second career Hart Trophy after leading the NHL with 104 points in 80 games this past season.