Sidney Crosby got dinged playing against the Bruins Monday. Given the severity of his previous concussion, the Penguins are going to be ultra-cautious with their superstar.
Crosby returned Nov. 21 after missing 61 games while suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
That is why he will sit out the next two games – despite practicing at full-tilt Wednesday with no apparent trouble. "Uh ohs" echoed through the NHL with this news.
“Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn't feeling 100 percent,” Penguins general manager Ray Shero said in a statement. Crosby subsequently passed neurocognitive tests.
“However,” Shero said, “we all think it's best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution.”
The Penguins will miss him while playing the Flyers and Islanders on the road. Sid the Kid scored 12 points in his first eight games back to good health.