May 1, 2013
Crosby shelved for playoff opener
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

Sidney Crosby is on the shelf still, as the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain confirmed Wednesday he will not be available for their playoff opener against the New York Islanders. (REUTERS)

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins push for the Stanley Cup will start without Sidney Crosby.

The Penguins captain confirmed this morning he will not play in the series opener Wednesday night against the New York Islanders.

Crosby visited the doctor Tuesday to have his injured jaw examined and did not get clearance to play.

"He said everything looks good. He just wasn't prepared to clear me to play. Obviously, I would have loved the chance to play tonight, but that's not the way it is," said Crosby.

Crosby's jaw was broken and he lost several teeth when he was struck by a puck March 30.

Crosby said he didn't get an indication from the doctor when he might be cleared to play and didn't know when he will see the doctor again.


"I'll just wait and see. He didn't give me a date. He's waiting until he feels comfortable," said Crosby.

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