PITTSBURG – Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not play in the 6th game on Friday night against the New York Rangers.
Coach Mike Sullivan ruled out Crosby after the team’s morning ride. Sullivan said Crosby had previously been on the ice with skating and skills development coach Tai Hens.
Crosby left after a hard hit by Jacob Trumpet from New York in Game 5 on Wednesday and did not return. The team said only that Crosby, who had a history of concussion, had an upper body injury.
The Penguins have played just two playoff games without Crosby since joining the NHL. In those games 2-0, Eugene Malkin made three assists.
Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.
It is expected that after the release of Crosby in the Drew O’Connor will get. On Friday morning, Evan Rodriguez was skating in the old Crosby place between Danton Heinen and Casper Capanen.
With nine points, Crosby leads all the series scorers and ranks fourth in the playoffs. Having missed Crosby more than half the game, the Penguins lost to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday with a chance to turn off the Rangers and advance to the second round.
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