Dec 12, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the ice this morning, but Sidney Crosby isn’t with them.
In a surprising development, given many expected Crosby to return tomorrow against Detroit, No. 87 didn’t practice today and will address the media shortly to update his status.
Crosby was held out of the past two games after suffering a headache following Wednesday’s practice. At that time, the Penguins classified his two-game break as “precautionary” and said he’d be working out on Friday.
In his last game, Crosby had a collision with Boston center David Krejci, which many believed to be the cause of this recent setback. But Pens head coach Dan Bylsma said it was “not a one-time incident in the game” that caused his problem.
“He took a couple of hits in the game and didn’t feel 100 percent after the game,” Bylsma told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Crosby missed 61 earlier games because of a concussion and has 12 points in eight games since his return last month.
- WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Eastern Conference Final Game 7 6
- The Ducks got Kesler for a game like Saturday’s 30
- Your Lightning-Rangers Game 7 officials are… 1
- Duchene slams Russian players for storming off after Canada’s 2015 WHC win 53
- DeBoer predicts ‘big bounce-back’ in San Jose 12
- Sabres name Bylsma head coach 46
- Lundqvist on Game 7: ‘You’re definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork’ 18
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue 56
- Stanley Cup Final to begin June 3 10
- Caps’ Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery 6
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (77)
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks (66)
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue (56)
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ (54)
- Duchene slams Russian players for storming off after Canada’s 2015 WHC win (53)