PITTSBURGH, PA - FILE: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Boston Bruins on December 5, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was reported that Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms after a recurrence of the problems that sidelined him for more than 10 months earlier this year December 12, 2011. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Despite an injury shortened 2011-12 season, Sidney Crosby is reportedly receiving a huge contract extension from the Penguins totaling over $100 million.
In his seven-year career since being selected with the first overall selection in the 2005 NHL Draft, Sidney Crosby has earned several accolades, including four trips to the NHL All-Star Game and the Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player. Now the 24-year-old is reaping the benefits, as he will reportedly receive a huge contract extension from the Penguins on Sunday.
Expect the Penguins to announce Sidney Crosby's contract extension on Sunday. Over $100 million dollars with an AAV of close to $9 mil per.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 28, 2012
In the 2011-12 season, Crosby only participated in 22 games due to the lingering effects of a concussion suffered during the 2011 year. Despite his shortened season, Crosby still scored eight goals and tallied 29 assists including a two goal, two assist performance in his return to the ice against the Islanders on November 21, 2011.
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