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.