Massarotti on Crawford: 'Wrists are bad'

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Massarotti on Crawford: 'Wrists are bad'

There's good news and bad news regarding Carl Crawford's wrist surgery, according to Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub and The Boston Globe,
"The good news is . . . it's a scope," Massarotti said Tuesday on 'Uno Sports Tonight', meaning Crawford is undergoing less-invasive arthroscopic surgery. "Were it a more intrusive surgery, I think there'd be more cause for alarm. For example, when Nomar Garciaparra had his career-altering wrist injury, it was not a scope job. It was a full-blown surgery. So I think we need to wait and see."
The bad news?
"I spoke with somebody on the phone outside the Red Sox organization and I said, 'Here's the deal on Carl Crawford.' And the response was: 'Uh, oh. Wrists are bad'," said Massarotti.
"You never want to mess with a wrist with a hitter. We know the Nomar story, although certainly there might have been other factors in play with Garciaparra. Lyle Overbay had a similar thing in Toronto; he was never the same.
"So the issue now is: What if this guy's never the same player? Then what?"
Then what, indeed?

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

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Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.