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Penguins notebook: Crosby up for third award

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By Josh Yohe

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:12 p.m.

Crosby up for 3rd award

Captain Sidney Crosby, who missed the final 12 contests of this regular season because of a broken jaw, has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy, which is issued annually to the player who has displayed the most perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship.

“I think whether you're nominated or not, you miss any extended period of time or go through a tough injury, any time you can get back to playing hockey and get back to what you love to do — that's a big honor itself,” Crosby said

Crosby also has been dominated for the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

Despres scratched

The Penguins scratched defenseman Simon Despres, who played Games 3, 5 and 6 in the quarterfinals against the Islanders.

Defenseman Deryk Engelland, out since Game 2 against the Islanders because of spotty play, replaced him. Defenseman Mark Eaton, left wing Tanner Glass, right wing Beau Bennett and center Jussi Jokinen were other healthy scratches.

High ratings

The five Penguins' Round 1 games on Root Sports Pittsburgh posted an average Nielsen rating of 21.3, or about 665,600 local viewers per contest, Nielsen Media Research confirmed. It was the highest-rated first round in the cable network's history.

Crosby socked

Center Sidney Crosby continues to wear protective gear to cover his surgically repaired jaw.

That protection worked Tuesday. Crosby was punched by Senators right winger Chris Neil in the third period. Neil was not penalized. Crosby said it was not the first time he had been punched near the jaw by an opponent.

— Josh Yohe and Rob Rossi

 

 

 
 


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