Penguins captain Sidney Crosby needed oral surgery after being hit in the face by a puck in Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center.
“Sidney Crosby took a puck to the teeth, and lost a few of those,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “He lost a few of those. He had to have oral surgery. We’ll continue to evaluate and monitor that. That’s the report on ‘Sid’ going to the hospital and losing teeth.”
Crosby was on the ice for his first shift when a shot by defensemen Brooks Orpik was deflected into Crosby’s mouth. He left the game and did not return.