There is no debate here, Sidney Crosby is THE best hockey player in the world right now and has been for a few years. Unfortunately, he suffered a lot of injuries, not the kind of injuries that a player like Martin Havlat as, no these are all serious injuries that could end careers or slow any player down. Crosby has 1,027 points (382 goals and 645 assists) in 782 games and he missed a total of 168 due to injuries, so if we do a small calculation he would have around 1,248 points in 950 games. So now here is a list of the injuries that kept him out of the game and slowed him down to break NHL records.
2017 May 1st – Matt Niskanen gave Sidney Crosby a cross-check to the face during game #3 of the series between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby didn’t finish the game and we’re still waiting on an update from the team.
Crosby Out for Game #4 with a Concussion
Mike Sullivan says Sidney Crosby out with a concussion. Won't play in Game 4. Will be monitored after that. pic.twitter.com/Z3tNeqpwDL
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) May 2, 2017
2007 March 16th – A broken bone in his left foot after blocking a shot, the injury was only revealed after the playoffs.
2008 January 18th – Sidney Crosby sled feet first in the board causing a sprain ankle, he missed several games.
June 2009 – In the 7th game of the Stanley Cup Finals he injured his knee but still finishes the game.
January 1st 2011 – Crosby gets hit directly on the head by David Steckel, Crosby plays the next game but gets hit hard in the boards by Victor Hedman. Crosby misses the rest of the season with concussion symptoms.
December 5th 2011 – After only is eight game back from is concussion of the previous year, Sidney Crosby collides with Boston’s David Krejci, The Pittsburgh Penguins says it a neck injury and not a concussion, he will return on March 15 2012.
March 30th 2013 – Crosby received a deflected slap shot from Brooks Orpik right on his jaw getting him a nice fractured jaw and some broken teeth.
December 12th 2014 – Sid was diagnosed with the Mumps, he is one of the many NHL player to have the mumps this year.
October 10th 2016 – Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion and was put on the IR list. This concussion is supposedly from practice a couple days before.
Although he missed a lot of games since the start of his career, the Kid showed everyone that he’s the best player in the league with his domination on the ice and on the scoring sheet. Hopefully for Penguins fan he will come back soon from that broken jaw injury, but with his team clinching a playoff spot last week he can take his time to come back
source : CBC Hockey News