Injured Crosby won’t play against Rangers
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against the Rangers because of an undisclosed injury.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said Monday that Crosby will not travel with the club to New York. The Penguins also play Friday at New Jersey, but Sullivan did not explicitly say Crosby would miss both games.
The two-time National Hockey League most valuable player left a 3-2 shootout win over Chicago on Saturday night in the third period. Crosby got tangled up with Blackhawks defenceman Erik Gustafsson and moments later took a shot from Gustafsson that smacked off his right foot. He then headed to the locker-room.
Sullivan said Crosby will continue to be evaluated but gave no timetable for a return.
The Penguins are also missing injured forward Patric Hornqvist and defenceman Kris Letang.
Sidney Crosby took a puck off the foot Saturday.