Sidney Crosby to miss NHL playoff game for first time since 2017 due to injury
MOSCOW, May 13 – Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss an NHL playoff game for the first time since 2017 due to injury, according to the NHL’s official website.
Crosby will not take part in the sixth game of the series of the first round against the New York Rangers, which will be held on Saturday night Moscow time. The 34-year-old center suffered an upper body injury in Game 5 after being hit by Rangers defenseman Jacob Truba. Crosby played two more shifts before leaving for the locker room.
“We believe we have a group of players that can win no matter who is on the roster,” said coach Mike Sullivan.
Crosby last missed a playoff game on May 3, 2017. Then “Pittsburgh” defeated “Washington Capitals” (3:2). In the current series, Sullivan’s team leads 3–2.