Will the old Sidney Crosby return?

Sidney Crosby will be on the ice when the Penguins play the Islanders. But after missing nearly a year with concussion-like symptoms, will the old Crosby ever return?


What about short-term expectations?

Crosby was averaging 1.6 points per game (32 goals, 34 assists in 41 games) when he left the lineup last season.


Are Penguins the team to beat?

The Penguins enter Monday's game tied with the Flyers for the most points in the Eastern Conference. Does Crosby's return clinch favorite status? Submit your Power Rankings.


Has someone else claimed throne?

Crosby hasn't played since Jan. 5, but did anyone do enough in his absence to claim the unofficial title of NHL's best player?


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