Crosby initially returned to action in November after missing 10 months with a concussion. However, after just eight games, he sustained a neck injury and has been out of action for three months. The Penguins organization and its fans hope that he is back in the lineup to stay.
His return is coming at a good time, as the Penguins will battle the Rangers for first in the Atlantic Division and try to hold on to the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. They are in solid position to get into the playoffs and make a deep run.
Here are some reasons why the Penguins could once again lift the Stanley Cup in June.