The status of Pittsburgh Penguins captain and star center Sidney Crosby is uncertain going into a game Thursday against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena.
Crosby had two assists Tuesday in a 4-2 loss at New Jersey, but he did not practice Wednesday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby was being evaluated for an undisclosed upper-body injury. Crosby shares the team lead with eight goals and has 19 points in 16 games.
Pittsburgh recalled center Derek Grant from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but there was no immediate word on a corresponding move and Crosby was not immediately listed as being on injured reserve.