Sidney Crosby suffers lower-body injury


Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby has suffered a lower body injury, according the Penguins twitter.

The announcement comes following the Penguins Sunday afternoon practice, in which Crosby did not skate.

“Sid has a lower-body injury. Right now, his status is listed as day-to-day.” said coach Sullivan on Crosby’s injury status.

Sid the kid has not scored in his last seven games, and is performing at a career-low in pretty much every statistic. A lot of the problems with the team recently have been related to the teams chemistry, but if you point to Crosby’s statistics this season compared to others on the team you’ll see that Sid has had some major problems this year.

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The injury apparently occurred in the third period of last night’s game against the Hurricanes, but it is not confirmed when the exact moment was.

Obviously not saying Crosby needs to sit, but he’s currently in a slump so bad that maybe a few days off to rest wouldn’t hurt. It will give time for new players Conor Sheary and Trevor Daley to shine. I’m sure Crosby’s attitude hasn’t been the best in the locker room recently (for reasons that anyone would be upset) so maybe Crosby’s absence can also gain some fresh morale in the air.

In other injury update news, Kris Letang skated today with a non-contact jersey. Letang hasn’t done so well this year as well, with only one goal in 25 games played this season. Hopefully coming off some time away from the ice can actually help Letang, but it is doubtful. You have to feel bad for coach Sullivan, because as soon as he gets promoted in the organization he has to deal with injury after injury and a constant changing lineup.

Sullivan is currently 0-4 as head coach of the Pens, but you can see the improvement of the team out on the ice since he has taken over. They don’t look exactly like a playoff team on the ice, but they are starting to take steps in the right direction to get back there.

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Hopefully when both Crosby and Letang are both out on the ice again they can start to help mold the future of this team upwards again. They still have support of the fans at this point, but they are skating on thin ice in a city that has a fan base that expects the best out of their sports teams.