Let’s start with Sidney Crosby‘s puck to the face in the first period of the Pittsburgh Penguins game against the New York Islanders. Crosby was rushed to the hospital for oral surgery after getting hit in the mouth by a deflected shot by Brooks Orpik. Crosby apparently lost a few teeth and will undergo testing for concussion according to NHL.com. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that the concussion testing had nothing to do with Crosby’s past injuries:
“I think every time that type of thing happens to a player you think of that,” Bylsma said. “It doesn’t matter who it is. … You think about those things regardless of the player, yes.”
Philadelphia Flyers defensemen seem to be getting knocked out by injury. Braydon Coburn and Andrej Meszaros are both out indefinitely with shoulder injuries according to the Flyers twitter account. Meszaros will require surgery for his injury and Coburn is suffering from a separated shoulder.
According to the Chicago Blackhawks website Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp did not make the trip to Detroit with the team. They are both still recovering from their upper-body injuries but they have been practicing with the team. Viktor Stalberg, who was hit by a puck in Friday’s game, is expected to be in the lineup for today’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
UPDATE: According to Penguins Twitter account Crosby is out indefinitely with broken jaw.