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After taking a hit to the head, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left Wednesday’s playoff game during the second period due to an injury, the injury seems severe. Because of the hitting, he could not participate in the 24-second shift.
Crosby left the game after New York defenseman Jacob Trouba elbowed him in the head while skating through the shot.
The Rangers hit Crosby several times throughout the game, even though he had nine points in the first four games and had taken over the league postseason scoring lead (since surpassed) with a three-point effort during the Penguins’ Game 4 victory at home Monday.
During the second period, Rangers center Mika Zibanejad high-sticked Crosby off a faceoff.
Crosby was sidelined for the second half of the 2010-11 season and nearly three-quarters of the following season due to concussions. He hasn’t had a severe head injury since.
Crosby missed the first seven games of the regular season after having wrist surgery in September. He missed six other games this season due to various reasons, including joining the covid-19 list.
Early in his minor hockey years, Crosby had attracted media attention for his play and gave his first newspaper interview at an early age of seven.