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Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to sit out all-star skills competition due to illness

Jonathan Bombulie
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena on December 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Friday night’s skills competition at the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose due to illness, the league announced Friday afternoon.

He is expected to play in the All-Star Game on Saturday night.

The other Penguins all-star representative, defenseman Kris Letang, is expected to participate in the skills competition and game.

The Penguins had the week off after playing last Saturday night in Las Vegas. Crosby stayed in the western part of the country during the break, visiting Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.