Penguins General Manager wouldn't let Sidney Crosby play!

Published May 17, 2022 at 12:42
After suffering an upper body injury that looked quite serious in game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the New York Rangers, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was evaluated for a concussion, cleared, and kept out of the line-up until the eventual game 7 loss against the Rangers.

Hockey insider Rob Rossi has reported that despite being cleared for a concussion Penguins GM Ron Hextall intervened and told Crosby he could not play.

While the veracity of this report is questionable, and many fans have expressed skepticism, you have to appreciate Hextall looking out for Crosby's health if this is true.

Though frequently criticized for the injuries that have sidelined his quite impressive career, Crosby has a history of being subject to dirty hits that should be taken out of the NHL entirely, and you can't blame Hextall and the Penguins braintrust for being cautious with the face of their franchise.

May 17   |   309 answers
Penguins General Manager wouldn't let Sidney Crosby play!

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