Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw
Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with a broken jaw, the Penguins announced Sunday afternoon.
Crosby, the NHL scoring leader and MVP favorite, was injured on his first shift Saturday afternoon in the Penguins' 2-0 home win over the New York Islanders.
A puck, deflected off the stick blade of defenseman Brooks Orpik, caught Crosby near the mouth in the first period, and he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital for oral surgery.
The Penguins released no other details, and general manager Ray Shero was not available for comment.
Winners of 15 in a row, the Penguins (28-8-0, 56 points) did not practice Sunday. They will play Buffalo at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.
Crosby has scored 15 goals, and his 56 points were 10 more than second-place Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay before games played Sunday.
Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com of via Twitter @RobRossi_Trib.
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