Rossi: Crosby is out with a concussion

But the Penguins insider says there are optimistic signs for the future
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) prepares to take a face-off against the New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) prepares to take a face-off against the New York Rangers Photo credit © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins insider Rob Rossi says that Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion after being hit by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba.

Head Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed after morning skate on Friday, that Crosby, along with goaltender Tristian Jarry, will not play game six.

Talking to the PM Team on Friday, The Athletic’s Rossi said “the fact that he skated today with Ty Henning, the skill coach is a really good sign.”

But Rossi said concussions are difficult to diagnose but the fact he’s on the ice already is encouraging for those looking beyond Friday’s game.

Rossi also added that he believes Trouba’s hit should’ve been disciplined.

Sullivan said that Crosby was in “a good place” after announcing he won’t be playing on Friday.

Concussions are now taken extremely serious in sports and on top of that, Crosby has well known difficulty with concussions.

He missed a majority of 2011 with a concussion/neck injury that kept him sidelined until November.

If the Penguins can beat the Rangers without Crosby, they move on to game two, if not, they head back to New York for a crucial game seven.

Listen as Rossi also explains this will be Evgeni Malkin’s night.