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Ron Hextall on Wednesday evening stated the obvious in that Sidney Crosby having wrist surgery would have been much more ideal if it was done a month or two ago.
“Obviously, we all hoped we didn’t have to go this way,” Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said. “In the end, we did everything we could to avoid this, but it was the best way to proceed. I think the focus was having Sid back at 100%, or as close to 100% as possible. This was the proper avenue to go…..I think if we all, including Sid, had known this a month or two months ago, it would have been great. But we are where we are, and I think on the positive side, we have four weeks before we play a regular-season game.””
While the Penguins were kept in the loop all summer as they always are from Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" Crosby has been seeing his own team of specialists for years now Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"