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Crosby injured in Penguins' preseason finale

Center hit by shot in first period; Rust also does not finish game against Sabres @NHLdotcom

Sidney Crosby was injured in the first period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' preseason finale Saturday.

The center played 6:42 in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres but did not play the final two periods. Pittsburgh forward Bryan Rust left the game after he was injured in the third period.

"They both got hit with shots," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "They are being evaluated now. We will probably have more definitive answers tomorrow morning."

Video: BUF@PIT: Crosby injured after taking puck to leg

Crosby was hit in the leg by a shot from Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella. reported Crosby left KeyBank Center limping but without a walking boot or crutches.

Rust was hit in the hand by a shot from Sabres defenseman Colin Miller.

Pittsburgh opens the regular season against Buffalo on Oct. 3.

Crosby attended a QMJHL jersey retirement ceremony for his No. 87 in Rimouski, Quebec on Friday. He scored against the Detroit Red Wings playing his first preseason game Wednesday after not playing the first four.

The Penguins lost to the Sabres 3-2 in a shootout.

Tweet from @SethRorabaugh: Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust each suffered injuries after being hit by shots in Saturday's preseason finale.

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