Sidney Crosby will not be playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 against New York Rangers

Pittsburgh PenguinsCaptain Sidney CrosbyWill not participate in Friday's 6th Game against the New York RangersMike Sullivan, Mike's coach, told reporters.

Crosby was forced to withdraw from the game after sustaining an upper-body injury during Wednesday's Game 5 defeat. Sullivan stated that Crosby skated Friday morning alongside Ty Hennes (the team's skating coach and skills development coach).

Rangers defenseman took a high hit to the center and inflicted serious injury. Jacob Trouba. Crosby completed his final shift at 6:50 in the second period. He did not return to the 5-3 Rangers win which reduced the Penguins' lead to 3-2.

Trouba was not given a hearing by the NHL and would not be penalized for hitting Crosby.

Crosby, a three time Stanley Cup champion and a two-time Hart Trophy winning player, has nine points in five playoff matches.

This report used information from ESPN's Greg Wyshynski.

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