Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby Will Miss Next Two Games After Hard Hit

Sidney Crosby will miss the Pittsburgh Penguins’ next two National Hockey League games after taking a hard hit in a loss to Boston two days ago.

Crosby had 12 points in eight games since returning to the Penguins’ lineup Nov. 21 following an absence of more than 10 months due to a concussion.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero said in a statement that Crosby isn’t feeling 100 percent, although medical tests showed no problems. “We all think it’s best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution,” Shero said.

Crosby, the Penguins’ 24-year-old captain and leading scorer from last season, will miss games against the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders.

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