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Crosby to miss next two games after taking a “hard hit” versus Bruins

Dec 7, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

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Somewhat concerning news out of Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby will be staying home as the Penguins head out on a two-game road trip to Philadelphia (Thursday) and Long Island (Saturday).

“Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn’t feeling 100 percent,” Penguins GM Ray Shero said via the team’s website. “He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it’s best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution.”

Presumably the collision between Crosby and teammate Chris Kunitz is the “hit” Shero is referring to.

That’s all the news we’ve got at this point. We’ll pass along any more details as they emerge, but don’t expect the Pens to be talking about this much.

  1. buffalomafia - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Crosby is the biggest sissy in hockey! He has great skills but always cries to the refs when someone brushes against him! If Crosby can give a hit then he should take a hit!

    Also why does it seem like Gary Betteman protects him! If you protect one then protect everyone!

    • jpelle82 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      this coming from a buffalo fan? ryan miller is the biggest crybaby in hockey buddy

    • seanp703 - Dec 8, 2011 at 1:56 AM

      I would love to see ovy and crosby fight. Ovy would punish him though.

  2. sippindasyzurp - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    It clearly was not his head that he was favoring… I wouldn’t be shocked if we hear about a “lower-body” injury sometime soon..

  3. andyreidisfat - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    If I were the pens I would trade this guy while he still has value. He’s hurt all the time

    • jpelle82 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      while i will agree that andy reid is fat…trading crosby makes no sense…he signed a short contract (only 4 yrs i think…) a couple years ago so the pens have the luxury of waiting him out and if the injury woes continue they can let him go to free agency or sign him again short term.

  4. mydadyourmom - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM


  5. bcisleman - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Gee, Sid, we’ll sure miss you on the Island.

  6. canucks18 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Trade him? He’s a sissy? I’m so glad that you two dipshits aren’t in charge of ANYTHING!!!! Couple of morons

    • stakex - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      Well…. Crosby is kinda a sissy if for nothing other then his whining like a little baby to the refs over EVERYTHING. Actually go watch a Pens game live. Hes crying to the refs constantly… far more then you see on TV.

      Still though your right on the other point, the Penguins would be nuts to trade him.

      • m1k3g - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:26 PM

        Seriously…. People are going to start thinking he’s John Tortorella or something.

        But for real. Anyone who thinks he talks to the refs any more than guys from other teams just isn’t paying attention. You just notice it with him more because you don’t like him.

  7. 187onsandusky - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Ditto what jpelle and canucks said.

    Syrup- definitely looked like his knee was hurting. Was at the game and that was my take.

  8. govtminion - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Obviously the Bruins play dirty hockey and that’s why another player got hurt while playing against-

    -what? He ran into his own guy? Really?

    Oh. In that case… Obviously the Bruins play dirty hockey and that’s why they paid Kunitz to run into Crosby… 😉

  9. lsxphotog - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Trade talk is comical. There is no possibility that will ever happen.

    He was complaining about an injury to his leg because there was knee-to-knee contact. I’m very confused by the play, actually. Does he have any peripheral vision at all? If he’s sitting out I would presume he has a problem with his knee or there are indeed some parts of the concussion that has been re-agitated. I guess this will be his deal from now on? Get hit and sit? “I’m bringing awareness to hitting in the league in general now…people can really get hurt.” jk I just think his knee is a little sore. Most players would play through that though, just sayin’.

    • m1k3g - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      Some of you dolts are seriously thick-headed.

      This is most likely not about his knee. He took an ImPACT test.

      There’s obviously concern about head trauma. The decision to sit was probably not solely his.

  10. ndrick731 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Gee Cindy is conveniently going to miss Flyers game. I’m sure Rinaldo is disappointed. Is Kunitz getting suspended?

    • hockeyfan1701 - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:05 PM

      Cindy really? What is next calling him a poopy head? Grow up.

  11. boston25rocketman - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Too bad, I’ve enjoyed seeing him back playing again. Hopefully it is short term and unrelated to the concussion woes he’s had.

  12. emoney12 - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Eric Lindros anyone?

  13. bertilfox - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    It looked like they got hit in the groin and then crumpled to the ice. Thankfully it wasn’t the head. That concussion syndrome is nothing to trifle with.

  14. stepasidesue - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    They need to stop babying him. If his condition is that delicate, he should retire. He shouldn’t want to end up a vegetable. I’m a big pens fan, but hasn’t done anything much since his first day back. I think Staal has had to take a backseat even though he and others held the team together when they really needed to. We need to pray for Engelland (sp?) and Letang. They are big difference makers. Crosby, not so much.

  15. eagleswineagleswin - Dec 7, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Too bad the sissy got hit again. Hope he is done for the season.

    – Flyers Fan

  16. sonofsamiam - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Over/Under NHL games Crosby plays from here on out: 250

    Place your bets

  17. drewsylvania - Dec 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    I hope Crosby recovers. Ryan Miller, on the other hand…He should have been the one suspended instead of Tootoo. Punched a player several times while he’s on the ice. No penalty, nothing. And his coach has the gall to complain about how the penalties shook out?!?! His guy got off scot free for doing MUCH MORE than what the guy who got suspended did!

    Complete joke, and I’ll be rooting for him to get run by his own teammate.

  18. wheresdapuck - Dec 8, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    Cindy (Sidney) Crosby should join Michelle (Mike) Green to start a league of one hits!

  19. pastabelly - Dec 8, 2011 at 6:09 AM

    It is funny that it says he took a hard hit versus Bruins rather than collided with a teammate in game against Bruins.

  20. xxshookonexx - Dec 8, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Me thinks Kunitz needs to pay a visit to Shanahan….that hit looked dirty

  21. richie500 - Dec 8, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    He’ll be ready for the playoffs! That’s what all this precautionary stuff is about the playoffs.
    If you didn’t notice they really don’t need him now.
    Also I think it is a leg injury.

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