Sidney Crosby not evaluated after headfirst crash in Game 6
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby crashed headfirst into the boards during the first period of Monday’s Eastern Conference semifinal Game 6.
It was a scary scene, considering Crosby missed Game 4 after sustaining a concussion during Game 3. But despite appearing to take another blow to the head, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby wasn’t evaluated for a concussion.
Crosby finished his shift and the game.
Sidney Crosby collision at full speed. Appeared dazed afterward pic.twitter.com/ghJTZ6dnFq
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 9, 2017
Crosby also wasn’t pulled by a concussion spotter, a program the NHL expanded this season. A group of personnel in the arena and in the Player Safety Room in New York are to monitor for “certain, visible sign(s) under the Protocol, following a direct or indirect blow to the head.”
Pittsburgh fell to the Washington Capitals 5-2.