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Sidney Crosby out indefinitely with a broken jaw

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Sidney Crosby (87) had to be escorted off of the ice Saturday after taking a slap shot to the face. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

By Allan Muir

Memo to fantasy team owners of Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis: It’s time to sell.

News broke this afternoon that their center, Sidney Crosby, is out indefinitely with a broken jaw.

The injury, caused by a Brooks Orpik slap shot gone astray early in Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Islanders, threatens to sideline the league’s leading scorer for the remainder of the regular season.

The Penguins revealed that Crosby, who leads the league in points (56) and is a favorite for the Hart Trophy, had surgery on his jaw on Saturday night. He had led Pittsburgh to the best record in the NHL, as well as a 15-game winning streak that will be put to the test Tuesday night against Buffalo

The team stated on its website that it would provide a timetable later this week, but historical evidence suggests this type of injury keeps a player out of the lineup for 4-6 weeks. Here’s the story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Published On Mar 31, 2013
  • 5 comments
    andrewjmschroeder
    andrewjmschroeder

    They definitely should be made mandatory. It should've happened years ago.

     

    I think they should "grandfather" them in, just like they did with helmets. Make it so every player that enters fthe league from now on has to wear a visor.

    JohnMontesanti
    JohnMontesanti

    That's what you get for screwing the Bruins. Greed has a way of turning against you. This is only the beginning of the end.

    Dustin Madlung
    Dustin Madlung

    Strap on a cage and play like a real hockey player would

    jbummr50
    jbummr50

     @JohnMontesanti BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

     

    There's a CAP in hockey, dude.

     

    The only thing that screws you is BAD MANAGEMENT.

     

    You're thinking of the atrocity that is baseball. Pretty sure the Red Sox are in the GREEDY category there...

     

     

    JoeCabot
    JoeCabot

     @JohnMontesanti It is the fault of the Penguins organization that Boston could not complete a trade with Calgary?   Good one.