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Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Crosby leaves practice with sore groin

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Sidney Crosby left practice Monday with a sore groin.

"I felt it a bit," Crosby said. "It was just gradual as the practice wore on. I did not have as much jump as I thought I should have had." Crosby said his groin injury is "not near" the severity of the one that caused him to miss three games last November. Pittsburgh lost all three games when he was out.

Crosby had 36 goals and 84 assists for an NHL-best 120 points last season.

The Penguins are spending three days at West Point, N.Y., doing team-building activities. Crosby still plans to participate despite the injury.

Penguins forward Petr Sykora made the trip to the U.S. Military Academy after having a corrective procedure on his broken nose Friday, but will not practise for at least five days.

The team returns to Pittsburgh to practise Thursday.

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