Sidney Crosby suffers broken jaw from wayward puck, after surgery he is out indefinitely

Sidney Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw

3/31/13 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Sidney Crosby suffers broken jaw from wayward puck, after surgery he is out indefinitelySidney Crosby played for 1 minute and 28 seconds last night before taking a wayward puck to the mouth and dropping to the ice.  

The puck was shot by Sid's teammate, Brooks Orpik, who looked distressed after Sid left the ice.  The shot was somehow deflected, and caught Crosby directly in the mouth.  Sid immediately fell to the ice and blood could be seen dripping from his face.  He was given a towel and immediately escorted off to the dressing room and initial reports were that he had lost some teeth and would require dental surgery.

He will still require dental surgery, but now word has also come out, via both the CBC and CTV, that Sid has a broken jaw and will be off the ice indefinitely.

This is a tough blow to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the number one scorer in the league.  That was 1 minute and 28 seconds with Crosby's newest teammate on the bench. Jarome Iginla started his first game with the Penguins after a trade from the Flames that had all the drama of a soap opera.  Iginla was traded to the Penguins at his request, as he tries to become a team member of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions.  Whether the Penguins will be able to continue their winning ways without Sid on the ice remains to be seen.  At this point, they will continue to play the best they can, and hope Sid can return for the playoffs.
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