NHL Notes: No wrist surgery for Pens' Crosby

NHL Notes: No wrist surgery for Pens' Crosby
July 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday that Sidney Crosby will not need surgery on his injured wrist. (USA Today Images)

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins say captain Sidney Crosby doesn't need surgery on his injured wrist.

Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs. The Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter that "after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist."

The team says he'll keep receiving treatment and be evaluated ahead of training camp in September.

Crosby had just one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Rangers.

Predators: Ribeiro, Roy ink one-year deals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators have signed veteran forwards Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts.

Both signings were announced Tuesday. Ribeiro's contract is worth $1.05 million. Roy's is worth $1 million.

Ribeiro had 16 goals and 31 assists in 80 games for the Phoenix Coyotes last season. He has 202 goals and 454 assists in 865 career regular-season games.

Roy had nine goals and 28 assists in 75 games for the St. Louis Blues last season. He has 177 goals and 315 assists in 666 career regular-season games.

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.

Coyotes: McMillan, Swarz heading to Phoenix
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have signed forwards Brandon McMillan and Jordan Swarz.

McMillan got a one-year contract, Swarz a two-year deal. McMillan had two goals and four assists in 22 games for the Coyotes last season. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in 46 games for Portland, the Coyotes' AHL affiliate.

Swarz had three goals in 26 games with the Coyotes last season. He had eight goals and six assists in 27 games with Portland.

Wild: Zucker re-signs
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year contract.

The deal was announced on Tuesday.

Zucker will have a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for next season. Players on one-way deals are paid the same, whether they are in the NHL or the AHL.

Zucker was one of the Wild's top prospects, but the 22-year-old fell behind last season due to inconsistency, injury and increased competition. Zucker had four goals and one assist in 21 games for the Wild and eight goals and five assists in 22 games for their AHL affiliate Iowa. Zucker had surgery in March to repair a tendon in his left quadriceps.

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