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Sidney Crosby Has a Concussion And Is Out For Game 4

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Yahoo - Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan announced on Tuesday.

The Penguins captain will miss at least Wednesday’s Game 4 of their second-round series against the Washington Capitals. He’s considered day-to-day and will be evaluated as the days go on.

Conor Sheary also suffered a concussion in Game 3 after colliding with teammate Patric Hornqvist in the second period. He skated on Tuesday and is also considered day-to-day.

The Penguins are used to dealing with not having players in their lineup due to injury, but losing Crosby for an unknown amount of time isn’t ideal. They’ve been able to plug holes here and there when needed, but losing Crosby will be a blow. Losing Crosby and Sheary — who combined to score 67 goals this season — is a huge blow at an important time in their series.

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Crosby is the best player in the world. He frustrates me to no end how he’s “always in position” and “works magic with the puck” and “never makes a bad decision”. There’s no doubt the Pens losing him helps the Caps a lot. I think it’s a downright lie if you ask a hockey fan and say “hey, would you prefer to play the Pens with Sid, or without Sid?” 100% will prefer to play the Pens without him. The Caps have caught a big break here, no doubt about it. The Pens still have the series lead, but losing Sid, as well as Sheary last night, definitely gives me hope.

I hate his guts because of how he whines and dives and owns my life, but Sid it still sucks that he now has had 5 concussions. I hope he makes a full recovery and is good to go for next year’s season opener.