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Crosby is hurt



Penguins star Sidney Crosby left Friday's game at 7:37 of the first period with what the team said was a high right-ankle sprain. He will not return and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

It must have been a scary scene for Pittsburgh's fans who watched Crosby, who entered the game tied with Vinny Lecavalier and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk with 63 points, slide into the end boards and stay there. He skated to the door leading to the locker room but then had to be helped down the hallway.

Crosby, voted a starter on the East All-Star team and last season's MVP as voted by the media and players, drew a penalty on the play as he was being harassed from behind by Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger, who was called for slashing. Crosby got off a shot while falling and then slid into the boards.


[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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