Pittsburgh Penguins\' Sidney Crosby waits to take a face off against the Colorado Avalanche in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Gene J. Puskar)
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup after missing one game with a sore groin.
Crosby took part in the team's morning skate and was planning to play Monday night against Carolina. Crosby says he is feeling much better after sitting out Saturday night's 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago and resting Sunday.
Crosby is coming off three consecutive multiple-goal games, getting seven goals and four assists in two games against the New York Rangers and one against the Colorado Avalanche.