Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirmed on Thursday that superstar Sidney Crosby will not play in the team's next two games.
Crosby is admitting feeling better as he works his way past his concussion-like symptoms, which have sidelined him since early January.
With the 2007 NHL MVP being ruled out for Friday's game against the Dallas Stars and Saturday's contest versus the Carolina Hurricanes, the Penguins' next available game is Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
There had been speculation that the phenom could suit up for Friday's game, but Crosby shot that down earlier in the week.
Crosby has not played since Jan. 5 due to a concussion and is slowly working his way back to game condition. He was cleared for contact in practice Oct. 13 and has traveled with the team but has yet to play.
The 24-year-old Nova Scotia native collected 32 goals and 34 assists in just 41 games last season.