Sidney Crosby had 36 goals in the regular season and one in the playoffs. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)
Penguins officials announced on Twitter that “after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist.”
Team officials say he’ll keep receiving treatment and be evaluated ahead of training camp in September.
Crosby dealt with the injury during the playoffs. He had one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the Rangers, who lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Kings.
Predators sign three
The Predators signed veteran forwards Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts.
Ribeiro’s contract is worth $1.05 million, Roy’s $1 million.
Ribeiro had 16 goals and 31 assists in 80 games for the Coyotes last season. Roy had nine goals and 28 assists in 75 games for the Blues.
The Predators also signed Viktor Arvidsson, their fourth-round draft selection in June, to a three-year, entry-level contract
The moves come a week after the Predators announced center Mike Fisher would miss four to six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Seeking to boost its offense, Nashville already had acquired James Neal from Pittsburgh and signed Olli Jokinen.
Kevin Dineen was hired as an assistant to Joel Quenneville with the Blackhawks. They were teammates with the Whalers from 1984-90.
... The Blue Jackets re-signed defenseman Tim Erixonto a one-year contract.
... The Wild re-signed forward Jason Zuckerto a two-year deal.
... The Coyotes re-signed forwards Brandon McMillan and Jordan Swarz.