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Sidney Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury, status unclear for Thursday’s game |

Sidney Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury, status unclear for Thursday’s game

Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
(Not so fast play) as the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and company lose to the Devils 5-1 Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby attacks on Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid during the first period Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Newark, N.J.

The Penguins’ locker room had a decidedly different look after practice Wednesday, and not just because popular left wing Carl Hagelin was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

Sidney Crosby did not skate at practice, and later coach Mike Sullivan said his star center is being evaluated for an upper-body injury, presumably suffered Tuesday night in a loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Sullivan declined comment when asked about Crosby’s availability for Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena.

Crosby, who is second on the team in scoring (19 points, behind Evgeni Malkin’s 21). Crosby has eight goals and 11 assists in 16 games. His six power-play points and two power-play goals lead the team.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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