Pens, Crosby Reach 12-Year, $104.4 Million Extension

Is it too much for a player who spent the majority of last season out with concussion symptoms? or too little for the phenomenal player he is when healthy? It’s a tough call, for me at least.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the unrestricted free agent frenzy set to begin on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly agreed to terms on a long-term extension with their captain.

According to the Penguins official website the two sides agreed to a 12-year, $104.4 million extension that will keep Crosby in Pittsburgh through the 2024-25 season.

The deal cannot officially be signed until Sunday based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Crosby only appeared in 22 games for the Penguins this past season while dealing with concussion-like symptoms. However, he registered eight goals and 29 assists in that time.

The concussion problems were traced back to two hits he took during the 2010-11 season. The first came during the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals, while the second hit came just days later in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby would not suit up again for the Penguins that…

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