Thursday, September 25, 2008

Injury Updates

Yesterday, Sidney Crosby participated in the Penguins morning practice but was held out of last night's pre-season game against he Toronto Maple Leafs at the Mellon Arena. The Penguins webpage reports that he sat out as a precaution because of a sore groin and is expected to be in the lineup on Friday when the Pens travel to Toronto for another exhibition game agains the Maple Leafs. Crosby's absence didn't appear to affect the team as they pulled out a win over the Leafs 3-2.

The Penguins also released official word on Sergei Gonchar's injury yesterday via statement from GM Ray Shero. He said that Gonchar has a dislocated shoulder and that he will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
“Sergei will continue to be evaluated as our team medical personnel consider several treatment options,” Shero said. “In the meantime, we will look for our other defensemen to step up and fill the void created by his absence.”

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