Cost to insure Crosby overseas up to $400K per month
Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby is one of the few remaining NHL stars to make the leap to Europe.
On Wednesday, Crosby's agent Pat Brisson told The Fan 590 that it would cost anywhere from $200,000 to $400,000 per month to partially insure Crosby's contract, as reported by the Canadian Press.
These numbers may seem extreme, but given that Crosby has played only 63 of a possible 164 games in the last two seasons due to injury, and Crosby's new 12-year, $104 million contract, it does not come as a big surprise that he would be expensive to insure.
Despite Crosby's struggles, the 25-year-old managed to post 37 points (8 goals, 29 assists) in 22 regular season games last season.