Sidney Crosby Injury: Pittsburgh Penguins Star To Sit Out Two Games

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins gets ready to take a face off against the St. Louis Blues on November 23, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is being sat down for two games after taking a hard hit, as a precautionary measure.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without star center Sidney Crosby the next two games, the team announced. "Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn't feeling 100 percent," Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. "He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it's best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution."

Crosby had missed quite a bit of time since January dealing with concussion symptoms. Crosby came back in late November and has scored 12 points in 8 games, but he will be shut down as a precautionary measure. Crosby will miss games against the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, when he will be reevaluated further to determine his availability.

For more on the Sidney Crosby injury and the PIttsburgh Penguins, visit SB Nation's Penguins blog PensBurgh.

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