Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain, remains in evaluation for an upper-body injury

Pittsburgh PenguinsCaptain Sidney CrosbyThe injured upper-body muscle is still being treated and will be evaluated before Friday's Game 6 against Team USA. New York RangersAccording to Mike Sullivan, Mike Sullivan was the coach.

Crosby was hurt in the second quarter of Wednesday's match. 5-3 lossAfter taking a heavy hit from a Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. Crosby completed his last shift at 6:50 in the period, and did not return.

Sullivan stated that Crosby would be evaluated upon the Penguins' return to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The coach did not provide further information about Crosby’s injury nor say whether Trouba’s hit should be considered a discipline by the NHL.

Sullivan stated that “we can win games regardless who is in our line-up.” “We have a lot to offer at all the positions. We believe that we have the ability to win. … This group always believed that the next man up was possible.

Crosby's departure from the game gave way to a 2-0 lead for the Penguins. Three goals were scored by the Rangers in the second period, bringing the Penguins' lead to 3-2.

Crosby is tied for third in playoffs scoring with nine points from five games.

This report was based on information provided by Greg Wyshynski, ESPN.

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