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Shero: Crosby has broken jaw, but no concussion or symptoms

TSN.ca Staff

4/4/2013 6:26:42 PM

There appears to be a bit of good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as general manager Ray Shero updated Sidney Crosby's status on Thursday.

"He suffered a broken jaw," explained Shero to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com. "Contrary to recent rumours there is no sign of any concussion symptoms or concussion at this time. We will continue to monitor things as we go forward but at this time we are dealing with a broken jaw."

Crosby was hit in the face with a deflected puck during Pittsburgh's game against the New York Islanders on Saturday. He had surgery and did not require wiring on his jaw, but he'll need more dental work on his teeth at some point.

Up until Saturday Crosby had played in all of Pittsburgh's games this season. Prior to that he was limited to just 22 regular season games since early 2011 with a variety of concussion-like symptoms and neck issues.

The 25-year-old is still leading the league in scoring this season with 15 goals and 41 assists in 36 games. He remains out indefinitely.