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Report: Crosby might stay overnight in hospital following surgery

Mar 30, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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Sidney Crosby remains in a Pittsburgh-area hospital and might stay there overnight, RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports.

It’s difficult to tell if this is a typical procedural move following oral surgery or if it’s a sign of deeper problems.

People are worried that Crosby’s issues go beyond losing a “few teeth” for a simple reason: he has a history of concussion problems, so getting a puck to the face brings about natural concerns.

Those doubts don’t guarantee that this situation extends beyond due diligence, though. Requiring more time to rest (and not drive) following anesthesia is just one of the potential explanations for an extended stay.

That won’t stop some from assuming the worst, however.

Crosby, 25, suffered the injury during Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Hows the Islanders player that was check from behind by Kunitz and word on his condition ?

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Is Kunitz facing a suspension like all other NHL players that do what he did ?

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        Look at that play again. Shoulder on shoulder, bailey lost the battle but he was trying to hit Kunitz too. Unfortunate result yes. Suspension worthy no.

    • pens5829 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      New rule on PHT. You’re no longer allowed to troll other teams articles unless your team is relevant.

      Go away loser. Get a life.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

        Did you just make up that rule like a little idiot would do on the street when the game wasn’t gone his way ? guess what,,,,, no rule for you ! NOW GET

      • fbothharbaughs - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Excellent command of the English language, stupid.

        Go Flyers?

    • pens5829 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Cobourn on Dupuis. You were there. You saw it. Shut up dumb@ss.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Shoulder to Shoulder hit dummy…that Islander boob basically dove into the boards

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        Oh ok now the other teams players DIVE INTO THE BOARDS ahahahahahaahahahahahaha you dopey crudkake !

  2. acieu - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    He must of encountered a hot male nurse.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      I guess Mario will have to sneak his Easter basket into his room overnight so he has it when he wakes up in the morning !

    • mnfan2013 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      A hot nurse ? Maybe there was two hot nurses . Might stay in the hospital longer

  3. valoisvipers - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Good luck in the recovery Sid, the game needs you back. Just hope the Face of the NHL doesn’t look like a pumpkin.

    • mnfan2013 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Idiot …. they won the game without the kid oh wait Cindy I think

  4. operwapitsai - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    poor baby

  5. wisdomnfl - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Islanders player is fine. He laughed after the game and was surprised he didn’t get an unsportsmanlike penalty.

  6. stakex - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    If he was having pure dental work done I doubt he would be spending the night. I mean, I’m sure Crosby could find someone to give him a ride home from the hospital if he was unable to drive. Its more likely there was damage to some of the bones in his face, and the surgury was a bit more extensive then just some tooth work.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      I hope that they are just being overly protective of him. It didn’t look as bad as the one Stevie Y took back late in his playing days.

    • esracerx46 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Had my wisdom teeth taken out by an oral surgeon. Took 45 min and someone had to drive me home but I most definitely didnt have to stay in a hospital. Something else is broke.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

        Wisdom tooth vs having several teeth knocked out by a puck . Ones routine, the other not so much. Cool comparison though.

      • esracerx46 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        Just sayin if its teeth hed be out in a few hours. Hell Duncan Keith lost seven and was back out in the same period. Keith obviously didnt break anything which i dont think is the case for Sid.

    • pens5829 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Stand in front of a 90 mph slap shot and see how long it would take you to leave the hospital?

    • jpelle82 - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      87 million gets you a driver i’m sure. either way, my guess is he broke his hard palate as well as lost teeth. he will be hurting but should be able to play if he wants to. full cage will definitely be on, which will be funny looking. my guess is he makes the SE road trip but not back before then.

  7. wisdomnfl - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    All other nhl players don’t get suspended for being the victim of bogus calls.

  8. wisdomnfl - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Actually Eiggles he is going to get both an Easter basket and some coinage from the tooth fairy in one night. So ha!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      Iam sure all kind of fairies will be with him tonight !

  9. steelers88 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I hope it’s just for caution. But I don’t know he got hit by a 90mph puck in the face. I wouldn’t be surprised if he broke his jaw or his face. I don’t know how long this injury takes but I’m speculating it’s a season ender. If Crosby misses the rest of the season then the Penguins won’t be hoisting the Stanley Cup.

    • coronakid76 - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      If he broke his face you guys wont see him back until after the playoffs start. There isn’t much Leadership on his part that would be missed too much for the Pens but his point production would be greatly missed. Shero loaded you guys up with enough talent to compete, just have to hope the Old Fleury and Vokoun show up come playoff time. Only good this about this is that Cindy wont be runnin’ his mouth after every shift complaining….

  10. sjsharksfan11 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Good stay far away from every rink. The game is better without this crybaby

    • 4hockey - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM


  11. bigbadbruins77 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Looked pretty bad. Wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Well maybe cooke

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      He’s gonna wear a teeth visor when he returns

  12. superross - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I’m not a Pens fan, but I hope he is ok!

  13. cavafox - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    For the record, there are 7 locations which the jawbone can be broken and 10 different types of breaks. It’s the 2nd most fractured bone in the face and 10th in the body.

    Could he have a ‘broken’ jaw? Yes, but that is about as generic as calling it a ‘facial injury’.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      thanks doc

  14. bigtganks - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Thoup can Thid!

  15. steelers88 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I’m starting to think that the Penguins are cursed or something. Its just so dissapointing 3 years ago the Penguins lost in the second round in 7 games to Montreal. 2 years ago the penguins lose in the first round in 7 games to TB. Last year the Pens lost PHI in the first round in 6 games. It seems like the Penguins always either are fatigued, Injured, or lose their composure. Its getting rediculous! It looks like this year injuries might ruin a Penguins run! What will it be next year? Fatigue? Injuries? or loss of composure?

    • DonkeyStick - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      Thats not cursed because they were knocked out of the playoffs….thats just they got beat.

    • coronakid76 - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      Goaltending? Undisciplined play?

    • jpelle82 - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      heres debbie downer again…you should stick to commenting on steelers articles instead with your terrible attitude…steelers are a lot worse off than the pens any way you look at it

  16. mclovinhockey - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Pretty fun post.
    Eggiels actually made me laugh with some of those idiotic comments.

    Anyway hope Sid is okay.

    Think of how much pain you would be in taking a 95 mile an hour shot in the mouth. Losing all those teeth with no pain killers at the time.
    I don’t know about him but I do get pain headaches sometimes.

    That could have caused a large headache that could feel like a concision. I am sure by the morning he will be feeling better.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      Good thing it wasn’t 96 mph

  17. mario66sid87geno71 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Trib review is reporting it’s just teeth. No concussion issues.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      Did you hear any word on how the pucks doing ?

      • whatthepuck2012 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Aw sh!t…I laughed at that.

  18. bobhpine - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Nosuperbowls guy has a lot going for him. All of these posts about the penguins on a Saturday night? I know you’re disappointed with so much in your life guy. Putting all of your hate on the Pittsburgh Penguins? Yikes.

    I’m about to wipe and go back to my social life.

    Post away, eaglesnosuperbowls guy!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      Go back to your social life ,,,good for you guy you made a funny ! I’ll spare you and leave that beach ball you just served up alone just one question do you sit when you pee I mean with the wipe thing ?

  19. chanceoffleury1 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    And the Navy Blues strike again. Thank god the Pens only have one more game in those terrible things. They announced earlier this year they’re getting new thirds next year so after Apr 2 (last game for them according to Dana Heinze) they’re gone forever.

    • whatthepuck2012 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      I hate them, too, but they were miles better than the baby blue ones.

  20. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I hope they burn these JERSEYS!!!! Ive absolutely hated them since they were first introduced… unlike the first classic jersey, nothing on the 2011 classic jersey says old school besides the 1967-1969 logo, its nothing more than a crappy mash up jersey. They’ve brought nothing but bad luck. People say we wont win the cup without Crosby…well gee doesn’t anybody remember when we lost Paul Coffey to injury with a broken jaw and thus was out for most of the 1991 Stanley Cup run? Eventhough we lost Coffey we still won the cup in 6 games vs. Minnesota. GO PENS!!

    • ibieiniid - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      i’m assuming you’re a woman. jerseys?

      • dareu2steelmypenguin - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        I’m assuming your a hateful little troll,

  21. jonkchar - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    I hope he’s alright. that being said, the way this team is playing right now, and the addition of captains Morrow and Iginla, the only thing standing in the way of a good run is finding that chemistry.
    time to burn the blues!
    I do have to admit though, some of the troll comments made me laugh

  22. nicknyhc - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Maybe the reason he’s staying in the hospital is because they figured while he was getting dental work done they would fix his lips so he doesn’t look like Liv Tyler anymore.

  23. acieu - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Sex change operation

    • handsofsweed - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Whatever makes you feel comfortable! I completely support your decision, acieu. You will always be welcome here! What do you want us to call you after you make your transition?

  24. bobhpine - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Grrrr….so angry.

    So angry to be losers….grrrrrr

  25. jonkchar - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    with the issues with 71 and 87 do you think the Pens should find a hardy depth center?

  26. mightbegoingtohellforthis - Mar 31, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    If it ends his season the NHL will make full visors mandatory by next year.

  27. dareu2steelmypenguin - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    I am pretty sure all of us would want to have surgery too, unless you want to drink milkshakes for the rest of your life. Last time i checked you need teeth to CHEW your food.
    Jealousy is a nasty stench and it fu*%in stinks in here!

  28. unklepaulhargus - Mar 31, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Ask Pronger about a puck to the face….

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Why it was a stick DOPE !

  29. supercoop8 - Mar 31, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Where is that Whammy guy that thinks Savard’s career ending injury was funny??

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Who SHAMMY ???? He’s playin with his whammy bar while holding a team picture of the pens

  30. unklepaulhargus - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Eiggles, Pronger was there when both Lappy and Coburn took pucks to the face. Coburn chose to return with a shield. Coburn has worn it ever since. I kinda think this is may be Karma for those Pens fans who make fun of the many season/career ending injurys that the flyers have been dealt. Lindros, Lappy, Primeau, Pronger ect…

  31. mnfan2013 - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Any word on Sidney (CINDY) Crosby ? Did Mario get him a Easter basket full of dentures yet

  32. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Just heard Crosby has broken jaw. Out indefinitely

    • cheesesteak75 - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      Should be back in time for a cup run.

  33. reever62 - Mar 31, 2013 at 9:24 PM


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