Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the first period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.
Crosby is coming back
With the announcement of Sidney Crosby's official return after suffering a concussion in January, here's a look back at his year so far.
New Year's daze
Sidney Crosby was slow getting up after a hit to his head by the Washington Capitals' David Steckel during the Winter Classic on Jan. 1.
On Jan. 5, Crosby's Penguins faced Steven Stamkos and his Tampa Bay Lightning. It was Crosby's last game before being sidelined with concussion symptoms.
Take a seat
On Jan. 5, Crosby was hit by Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman, causing him to suffer concussion-like symptoms. The Penguins captain wasn't able to return to action until Nov. 21.
Come back to us
A fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins holds up a sign lamenting the absence of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. A month after Crosby's concussion, Malkin injured his knee and had to sit out the rest of the season. The Penguins had to play the rest of the 2010-11 season without their two biggest stars.
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Sidney Crosby walks down the runway during player introductions to start the season at home in Pittsburgh. Since he hadn't been cleared to play yet, Crosby had to start the season in a suit.
Sidney Crosby talks with coach Dan Bylsma during practice with teammates in November, causing speculation that he was getting closer to a return to the team.
The Penguins announced that Crosby will return to the lineup on Nov. 21 against the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh.