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Crosby sits out today's practice, expects to play Wednesday

| Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

Sidney Crosby sat out practice Monday with a bruised foot suffered in the Penguins 5-4 win in the home opener over Anaheim on Saturday at Mellon Arena.

During the first period Crosby was struck in the right foot by a wicked slapshot off the stick of Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin and fell immediately to the ice.

Crosby returned on the next shift and, in the third period, set up Ryan Malone on a breakaway for what turned out to be the game-winning goal. "It's bruised, but it's going to be fine," Crosby said. "I'm not too worried about it."

Crosby, who is officially listed as day-to-day, is unsure whether he will practice Tuesday.

The Penguins will play Montreal on Wednesday at Mellon Arena, and Crosby has stated that he will play against the Canadiens.

Last season, Crosby, the defending Hart, Art Ross and Lester B. Pearson Trophy winner, played the last few weeks of the regular season and playoffs with a stress fracture in his left foot.

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