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Penguins’ Crosby Artfully Dodges Question About Jersey Troll



Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby saw it. You know he saw it. But he had little to say about the fun story involving his Pittsburgh Penguins jersey over the weekend.

Sunday, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was seen on video walking into a road game against the Eagles in Philadelphia wearing a Crosby jersey.  The inference, pretty obviously, is that Crosby pretty well owns that town given how dominant he has been over nearly two decades in games against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Penguins captain was asked about the incident Tuesday following the Penguins’ morning skate at PPG Paints Arena.

“I’d love to know the story behind it. I have somewhat of an idea. It would be cool to hear the story behind it,” Crosby said, although his smile seemed to indicate he had further feelings about it that he will keep to himself.

Murray led the Cardinals to a large upset with a 35-31 comeback win. He was 25 of 31 for 232 yards passing with three touchdowns.

That would seem like the ultimate troll job, it was pointed out to Crosby.

“I’m going to answer hockey questions today,” he said, still smiling. “I don’t answer every question about someone who wears my jersey.”

In case anyone wondered, Crosby had no stake in that NFL game. He and linemate Jake Guentzel went in together on a fantasy team, but Crosby said that team has already been eliminated from competition.

Crosby is sporting a shiner around his left eye and stitches on that cheek after taking a high stick on Sunday, but he participated fully in the morning skate and said there are no restrictions and he is good to go Tuesday night against the visiting Washington Capitals.