Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, per Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.
Crosby sustained the injury during practice on Friday according to Pittsburgh head coach Mike Sullivan, leaving him with an unknown timetable for return with the Penguins set to open their 2016-2017 season against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
“He came to the rink on Saturday not feeling well and we went from there,” Sullivan said.
Pittsburgh’s captain did not play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and missed today’s Penguins practice to undergo furthering testing on the concussion.
The 29-year-old Crosby has a history with concussions in his career. He missed significant time in 2011 and 2012 due to the lingering affects that a concussion ends up having.
Crosby totalled 85 points, 49 assists, and 36 goals last season, his highest single-season goal mark since the 2013-2014 season when he also had 36 goals. He led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup victory over the San Jose Sharks for his 2nd career Stanley Cup win with 19 points, 13 assists, and 6 goals.
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