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One week after it was reported Sidney Crosby would require wrist surgery, the Pittsburgh Penguins have changed their tune.
Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs. The Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter that "after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist."
The Capitals went all out in free agency with the signings of Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen. Vegas oddsmakers were not impressed.
Matt Niskanen spent four days in northern Virginia, familiarizing himself with his new home, his new team and his new head coach.
It's hard to dispute that the Capitals improved their blueline this week with the signing of free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, who left the Pittsburgh Penguins for D.C. That was the organization's top goal coming into the offseason to help restart a team that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Washington took a step toward solving its weaknesses by signing free agent defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract and his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Brooks Orpik to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million.
Hours after the Penguins relieved Todd Reirden of his responsibilities, the Capitals hired him as their defensive coach.
Now that other NHL head coaching vacancies have been filled, who will land the jobs as Barry Trotz' assistants?
Alex Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals last season but finished 23rd in Hart Trophy voting as the League's MVP.