Commander Sidney Crosby has been determined to have a blackout and won’t play in Game 4 of the Pens’ Second Round arrangement against Washington on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena.
“We will assess him everyday,” head mentor Mike Sullivan said. “He will experience the conventions that we generally put our folks through when they’ve been determined to have a blackout.”
Crosby endured the blackout on Monday night taking after a play five minutes into the main time frame. Amid the succession Crosby was heading to the net when Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin’s stick gotten him in the head.
Ovechkin likewise cut Crosby’s skate, bringing on the Pens focus to lose adjust and fall toward the side of the wrinkle. By then Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen slammed into Crosby, again getting him in the head protector.
Crosby, who hours prior had been named as a NHL MVP possibility for the Hart Trophy, left the diversion and did not return.
On the play Crosby’s correct leg was likewise gotten under him as he was falling. In any case, Sullivan said there was no lower-body harm for Crosby.
Niskanen was given a five-minute major for cross checking and an amusement wrongdoing on the play. He didn’t get any further supplemental disciplinary activity through the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Niskanen said he was “in no way, shape or form” attempting to harm Crosby taking after the diversion.