Sidney Crosby Returns: NBC Sports Network, TSN To Provide TV Coverage

As was the case with Sidney Crosby's first return from a concussion, which took place back on Nov. 21, 2011, against the New York Islanders, the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers is being picked up for national television coverage in both the United States and Canada. NBC Sports Network and TSN2 are carrying the game, but because of the short notice that they received, they won't be doing normal broadcasts.

Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has the details.

NBC will not be airing any pre- or post-game coverage of the Rangers/Pittsburgh showdown at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. As of now, it appears TSN2 will not either, beyond the typical hockey coverage SportsCenter does. Though I believe both will provide their own intermission reports. At 7 p.m. ET, both networks will pick up coverage from the ROOT Sports Pittsburgh broadcast, featuring Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey.

The NBC Sports Network broadcast (7 p.m. ET) will be blacked out in both Pittsburgh and New York City.

For more on the Pens, head over to Pittsburgh Penguins blog Pensburgh and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the Blueshirts, check out New York Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter and SB Nation New York.

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