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Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night. There will be an update on his status later in the week, the Penguins said.
Crosby, the NHL's leading scorer, was struck in the face during the first period of the Penguins' 2-0 win. Slow-motion replays showed multiple teeth flying out of his mouth after the puck struck him during his first shift. The team said Crosby had ''major dental work'' and will have more done later in the week.
The Penguins have won 15 straight games. They next play Buffalo on Tuesday.
Crosby has 56 points (15 goals, 41 assists) and holds a 10-point lead in the scoring race. He has not missed a game yet this season after being limited to 22 regular-season games over the previous two calendar years because of concussion-like symptoms and neck issues after absorbing big hits in consecutive games Jan. 1 and Jan. 5, 2011.
Midway through his comeback season, Crosby said he was feeling so good he ''doesn't even think about'' the risk of concussion or head or neck injury anymore after two years in which it dominated his life. Teammates expressed similar sentiments.
After Saturday's game, coach Dan Bylsma did not rule out the possibility Crosby would undergo evaluation for a concussion.
''I think every time that type of thing happens to a player you think of that,'' Bylsma said. ''It doesn't matter who it is. . . . You think about those things regardless of the player, yes.''
There is no indication, however, that Crosby sustained a concussion. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, citing unidentified sources, reported Crosby is free of concussion symptoms.
Led by Crosby, the NHL's leading MVP candidate as this lockout-abbreviated season, the Penguins (28-8) have a league-best 56 points and have opened up a seven-point lead on the Montreal Canadiens atop the Eastern Conference on Saturday.
The playoffs are scheduled to begin April 30.
After a shot from teammate Brooke Orpik deflected off an Islanders player Saturday, an unsuspecting Crosby was struck as he faced away from the net while standing low and to the inside of the left-wing circle.
Crosby immediately collapsed to the ice, his stick flying out of his hand. A pool of blood formed on the ice before training staff came out. Crosby, who wears a visor that covers the top third of his face, soon left the ice, retreating into the locker room under his own power.
The accident overshadowed not only the Pittsburgh's 15th consecutive victory -- only one winning streak in NHL history has been longer -- but also the Penguins debut of Jarome Iginla.
Acquired via a trade with the Calgary Flames early Thursday morning, Iginla said players on the Penguins' bench were talking and asking about the condition of their captain during the game.
''Very tough,'' Iginla said. ''Very unfortunate play. Seeing on the replay, he didn't see it coming at all.''
Crosby won the Hart (MVP) and Art Ross (scoring champion) trophies as a 19-year-old in 2006-07 and shared the Rocket Richard (goal leader) with Steven Stamkos in 2009-10. He became the youngest captain lead his team to the Stanley Cup in 2009.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins debuted their new and improved roster today against the New York Islanders, but it took just 90 seconds for Sidney Crosby to leave the game after taking a Brooks Orpik slapshot to the face. If you watch the replay closely, you can see a couple of Sid’s teeth go flying before he is knocked down to the ice. This is the third time in the last year that Crosby...
NHL leading scorer Sidney Crosby got hit in the face with a puck shot by his own teammate Brooks Orpik just minutes into the Pittsburgh Penguins matinee against the New York Islanders and did not ruturn to the ice. Crosby was seen crouched over bleeding but was able to leave the ice without help.
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Pittsburgh Penguins star/captain Sidney Crosby has enjoyed a serious comeback this season after numerous false starts last year due to his bout with concussions.
Now that he’s on a roll, it’s not likely that he will let a few missing teeth stop him from helping his team lunge for the NHL’s consecutive wins record.
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Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby will be missing games indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw on Saturday night, according to the team. The Penguins star was hit in the face by a puck in Saturday’s win against the Islanders.
Crosby “underwent major dental work and will have additional dental work later in...
The Pittsburgh Penguins debuted their new and improved roster today against the New York Islanders, but just 50 seconds in Sidney Crosby left the game after taking slapshot in face. If you watch the replay closely, you can see a couple of Sid’s teeth go flying before he is knocked down to the ice. This is the third time in the last year that Crosby has taken a puck to the face...
Sidney Crosby has been hit in the mouth by a puck and the Pittsburgh Penguins' star captain will not return to the game against the New York Islanders.
A bloodied Crosby skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after Brooks Orpik's slap shot from the point deflected off a stick and hit the NHL scoring leader just 1:28 into Saturday's game.
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Just when everything seemed to be running smoothly in Pittsburgh (long winning streak, three new additions including Jarome Iginla), a Brooks Orpik slapper deflected off a stick and struck Sidney Crosby in the face.
Be warned. The video below will make you cringe as an unsuspecting Crosby takes a puck right to the mouth.
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