The Pittsburgh Penguins nation held their collective breath during tonight’s Penguins and New York Islanders game. Sidney Crosby ended up receiving a puck to the face off of a puck shot by New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese. Crosby has been back only for a few games as he has been recovering from concussion symptoms most of the year.
Crosby stayed down on his stomach for about a minute before gathering himself and getting back up on his skates. He then skated off toward the tunnel leading to the dressing room. He returned to the bench with 10:13 left in the period, and was back on the ice moments later.
Pittsburgh can exhale now.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34uFVT8oSww[/youtube]
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