Crosby is no stranger to concussions. After the game, coach Dan Bylsma suggested Crosby would be sidelined "about a week".
Fears of more head trauma have followed Crosby since he was rocked in the 2011 Winter Classic by Washington's David Steckel. "Injuries are part of our game". The diagnosis came as the Penguins prepare to raise their championship banner Thursday night before a home game against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Crosby missed 41 games that season and played in just 22 the following year.
September 7, 2011 - After a summer full of questions and rumors about his health, Crosby held a press conference at Consol Energy Center along with general manager Ray Shero, Dr. Michael Collins, a concussion specialist, and Dr. Ted Carrick, a professor of clinical neurology.
"With the absence of Sid in the lineup, we believe we still have a strong leadership group", Sullivan said.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has suffered another unfortunate concussion.
There's no timetable for Crosby's return.
While Crosby is an irreplaceable player, the Penguins are at least well-suited to absorb the blow with solid depth at center.
December 17, 2011 - Crosby was placed on injured reserve as his symptoms had not subsided. The Penguins captain missed 11 months with a concussion. After visiting various North American doctors, Crosby revealed injuries to his top two vertabrae could be contributing to his ongoing symptoms. "So, when he doesn't feel right, I think he's doing the right thing". The issue cropped up again in December 2011 and he sat out more than three months before returning in mid-March.
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to an announcement from Jim Rutherford, the team's executive vice president and general manager, on Monday.
"Our medical staff will take the appropriate measures moving forward", Sullivan said.