Crosby leaves preseason finale with apparent foot injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby left the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ preseason finale against Buffalo in the first period Saturday after appearing to take a shot off his skate.

Crosby played on 6:42 before leaving. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby was “being evaluated.”

The Sabres won the game 3-2 in a shootout, with Casey Mittelstadt scoring in the sixth round.

Tage Thompson also scored for Buffalo in the shootout. Thompson’s goal in the second round drew Buffalo even, after Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang opened the round by scoring on a wrist shot. Letang was the only Penguin to score in the shootout.

Buffalo’s Linus Ullmark made 34 saves, and Marco Scandella and Zemgus Girgensons scored for the Sabres. Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins, and Matt Murray made 28 saves.


At Boston, David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk each had three goals and an assist in Boston’s victory over a Chicago split squad.

Charlie Coyle and Karson Kuhlman also scored, and Tuukka Rask stopped 19 shots.

Boston center Patrice Bergeron made his preseason debut. Bergeron spent the offseason and training camp working through a groin injury that dates to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Philipp Kurashev and Tim Soderlund scored for Chicago. Kevin Lankinen and Matt Tomkins each played half the game in goal. Lankinen started and allowed five goals on 18 shots. Tomkins allowed three goals on 12 shots.

Chicago’s regulars are in Berlin for a game against Eisbaren of the German Hockey League on Sunday. They will open the regular season Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Czech Republic as part of the NHL’s Global Series.

Source: Fox Sports

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