Penguins’ Sidney Crosby won’t play vs. Lightning, could be out a week


Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. (Billy Hurst/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not have centre Sidney Crosby for Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury and head coach Mike Sullivan expects him to be out about a week.

Crosby skated on his own before the team’s practice on Thursday after not skating at all Wednesday. While not getting into specifics, Sullivan confirmed that Crosby does not have a concussion.

It’s unclear for now when Crosby was injured. In Tuesday’s game against the Devils, he had two assists and logged 21:32 of ice-time.

In other Penguins news, newly acquired winger Tanner Pearson skated with the team Thursday, but it’s unclear for now if he’ll play against the Lightning.

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