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Sullivan: Sidney Crosby Being Evaluated for Upper-Body Injury



Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said team captain Sidney Crosby is being evaluated for an upper-body injury. Crosby had two assists Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss at New Jersey, but he did not practice with the team Wednesday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

Upper body can mean many things. That would include a concussion, of course, but it’s not known if that is a possibility. Crosby has had at least three concussions in his career, including one in January 2011 that sidelined him for the better part of two seasons.

Crosby has 19 points in 16 games and is tied for the team lead with eight goals.

The Penguins could have some more definitive news about Crosby at the morning skate Thursday. The Tampa Bay Lightning visit PPG Paints Arena that night.


Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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