Crosby, 32, has been out since undergoing the surgery on Nov. 14. The star center had been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp and reportedly had hoped to play through the pain and avoid surgery.
The Penguins tweeted a video of Crosby accompanied by the caption, “He’s Back,” shortly after the Pittsburgh captain told reporters he would play against Minnesota.
He’s back. pic.twitter.com/PDEw3RHw3X
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 14, 2020
The Penguins played the past 28 games without Crosby, going 18-6-4 in that stretch and remaining within striking distance of the first-place Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division.