Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games for the Pittsburgh Penguins as a precautionary measure following a heavy hit in his team's game Monday evening vs. the Boston Bruins. In the third period of that game, Crosby collided with teammate Chris Kunitz and limped off the ice, eventually coming back before the end of the game.
He's not in bad shape and it doesn't appear to be a serious setback in his concussion recovery, but they're playing things safe here. Via a team press release, here's general manager Ray Shero on Crosby's injury setback:
"Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn't feeling 100 percent," Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. "He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it's best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution."
He didn't travel with the team to Philadelphia on Wednesday as they prepare for Thursday's game against the rival Flyers. If he sticks to the timetable detailed by Shero, he'll also miss Saturday's game at the New York Islanders and will be ready to return to the lineup when the Pens host the Red Wings on Tuesday evening.