Only 4 months from heisting the Stanley Cup again as a Pittsburgh Penguin, Sidney Crosby won’t be on the ice Thursday to see the banner rise. The concussion was diagnosed on Monday afternoon, although Crosby even appearing in a single preseason game.
This is his first diagnosed concussion in nearly five years, the last was in December of 2011.
Crosby sustained the concussion during practice last Friday. Pens coach Mike Sullivan declined to disclose the sequence in which it occurred. Currently there is no timeline for his return, and no word on the severity of the symptoms. Obviously the longer is he gone, it will hurt the Penguins.
Will it hurt his game?
In the meantime, this just means Evgeni Malkin gets to step up and show them what he’s got. Crosby finished 3rd in the NHL in scoring last season, ending with 36 goals, 49 assists for 85 points.