Monday started off with the Pittsburgh Penguins taking to the ice for practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. At 1:15 p.m., though, the excitement from hockey being on the cusp of a return took a backseat as the Penguins announced some disheartening news:
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 10, 2016
Oh man, not again.
Head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed to the media that Crosby suffered the concussion in practice Friday, a day before he sat out the team’s preseason game Saturday.
Crosby has a history with concussions, as he suffered one from a hit in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2011 at Heinz Field. After a hit from Victor Hedman four days later, Crosby saw a specialist and didn’t return to the ice until Nov. 21. Crosby would play just eight games before he was forced to sit out until March 2012.
Stay tuned as further information becomes available.