HERE'S A HIGHLIGHT VIDEO THAT SHOWS WHAT MAY BE THE INCIDENT CAUSING SIDNEY'S INJURY AND HIS RETURNING TO THE BENCH WINCING.
[UPDATE] Rob Rossi is reporting the following: Fox Sports Arizona television broadcasters reported Crosby's ribs were injured after he was hit with a stick by a Phoenix player. He was set for X-ray examinations after the game, according to that report. A Penguins official denied the report.
Did anyone happen to notice Sidney Crosby leaving the game yesterday or that he only played one shift in the 3rd period (NHL writer reports it was 2, but the Steigerwald and Errey said it was only one last night - who are you going to believe?!)? This is what currently has the NHL world a buzz today!!
It is a mystery as to what happened to Crosby last night and even he addressed reporters with uncertainty (but we all know what team policy has been as of late about disclosing information about injuries!!). According to the article posted on the Pittsburgh Penguins webpage today, video replays of the "incident in question" show Crosby skate to the Penguins bench, sit down with a grimace trying to "collect himself."
"I don't even know what happened," he said after the game. "I had some discomfort. In the third period, I couldn't really do much."
Other Penguin players interviewed after last night's game all answered the same way what asked if they saw what happened to Sidney, "no."