The Pittsburgh Penguins are without their best player indefinitely.
And it's not a stretch to say many in and around the hockey world are hoping for the best.
Sidney Crosby has endured more than his fair share of injuries throughout his career, and concussions have been at the forefront of his issues. [UPDATE:] Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Tuesday morning that Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion in Game 3 on Monday night and is out for at least Game 4.
When Crosby drives hard to the net, two scary incidents are compounded into cause for concern; first, it's the clip from Alex Ovechkin's stick and then the violent cross-check from Matt Niskanen:
Sidney Crosby hurt after taking a Niskanen cross-check to the head pic.twitter.com/T8P3iGK1m8— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 1, 2017
Crosby needed assistance leaving the ice and did not return to the game. Niskanen was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct, but will not face supplementary discipline for the play.