Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Crosby will not play in Philly tomorrow

by Bob Herpen
Phanatic Hockey Editor

Fans of yesterday's Twitter hashtag moment #sidneycrosbyisavampire will have more fuel to stoke their twisted fires.

The Penguins issued a release which stated that the superstar and Pens team captain will miss the next two games as a precaution for an undisclosed injury.

"Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn't feeling 100 percent," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said Wednesday. "He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it's best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution."

The 24-year-old native of Nova Scotia returned to action on November 21 after an absence of more than 10 months due to a concussion suffered this past January stemming from two separate hits four days apart.

He totaled four points (2G, 2A) in his first contest but has not lit the lamp since, picking up eight assists for a total of 12 points in eight games.

After playing in Philly on Thursday, the Penguins -- who are tops in the Atlantic Division -- travel to Uniondale on Saturday to face the New York Islanders.

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