Crosby misses Game 6, reportedly dealing with concussion
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby didn't suit up for Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Friday.
Crosby exited during the second period of Game 5 shortly after taking a hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. Sullivan confirmed Thursday that Crosby is dealing with an upper-body injury. Trouba wasn't fined or suspended for the incident.
On Friday, sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan that Crosby has a concussion.
Crosby skated with skills coach Ty Hennes before practice Friday morning.
"I've spoke with Sid. He's in a good place (emotionally)," Sullivan said before news of the concussion was reported, according to NHL.com's Wes Crosby.
Crosby has a lengthy history of head injuries. He was limited to 69 games in the 2021-22 regular season due to separate ailments but still logged 31 goals and 53 assists.
Crosby leads the Penguins with nine points in the series, and he currently sits sixth all time in playoff points. Forward Evan Rodrigues took Crosby's place on the top power-play unit during the team's morning skate, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Mike DeFabo.
"We have enough. We have what it takes to win," Sullivan said, per Wes Crosby.