No Crosby for Binghamton fans

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:15 AM ET

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- There will be no sign of Sidney Crosby at the Broome County Arena tonight.

The 18-year-old phenom, who was chosen first overall by the Penguins at the June NHL draft in Ottawa, won't face the Senators until the teams face off tomorrow night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

"I would think we're going to get a chance to see him at some point and that's exciting," said Senators coach Bryan Murray. "I've seen the guy play and I know what he can do. I'm sure getting to see him is something exciting for our players."

In fact, the Penguins will ice a no-name lineup tonight. Mario Lemieux, Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar, Ziggy Palffy and John LeClair are all being left at home so they can play in front of the fans at the home of Pittsburgh's minor-league affiliate.

The only names of local interest who will dress are former Senators tough guy Andre Roy, who signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh after winning a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004, and Ben Eaves, the brother of Senators prospect Patrick Eaves.


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