In addition to losing a few teeth, Sidney Crosby will likely miss a few weeks of action.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday that the captain will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw. The team also confirmed he underwent major dental work.
Crosby was hit in the teeth by a puck on his first shift in Saturday’s 2-0 win against the New York Islanders.
Crosby was standing to the right of the Islanders net when a shot by Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik banked off Islanders winger Brad Boyes and struck Crosby square in the mouth. Crosby’s stick went flying as he collapsed to the ice face down. There was a trail of blood on the ice after he was helped to his feet and skated off.
Crosby leads the league in scoring with 15 goals and 41 assists in 36 games.