Crosby to speak about ankle Tuesday, will miss All-Star Game Print
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Tuesday, 22 January 2008 03:20
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 PITTSBURGH (AP) -Sidney Crosby's badly sprained ankle will force him to miss Sunday's NHL All-Star game, and several games after that.
He was scheduled to meet with reporters to discuss the injury on Tuesday morning.
Crosby, the leading All-Star vote-getter, injured his right ankle Friday during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, and the preliminary diagnosis was a high ankle sprain.
Team doctors are expected to re-examine his ankle Tuesday. The Penguins do not practice Tuesday, but Crosby is scheduled to meet with reporters at 10:30 a.m. at Mellon Arena to discuss the injury. The ligament injury normally requires a long recovery - usually at least a month, and often longer.
The Penguins placed their captain on the injured list Monday, a procedural move that allowed them to add an extra forward for their two games before the break. The move was retroactive to Friday, and a player must stay on the injury list at least a week.
The NHL has not formally announced Crosby won't play Sunday, but the nature of the injury means Crosby is certain to be out for an extended stretch.
For now, the Penguins can only guess how long last season's scoring champion and MVP will be sidelined from a team that has overcome a poor start to become an Eastern Conference playoff contender.
Other athletes who have had a high ankle sprain - it is common in the NFL - say it is frustrating because rehabilitation alone can't cure it and considerable rest is needed.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, for example, has been out since Dec. 6 with a high ankle sprain and is not ready to return. When Fleury was hurt, it was estimated he would return in six to eight weeks.
Before their Monday night home game against Washington, the Penguins recalled forwards Chris Minard, Tim Brent and Jonathan Filewich from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) farm club.
Forward Adam Hall (groin) also went on the injured list, and defenseman Ryan Lannon was returned to Wilkes-Barre after not playing in any games during his two weeks with Pittsburgh.
Minard, signed by the Penguins in July, has played professionally since 2002 but has never been in the NHL. He led Wilkes-Barre with 17 goals. Brent, who played in 15 games with Anaheim last season, was Wilkes-Barre's leading scorer with 35 points, including seven goals.
Filewich, a third-round draft pick in 2003, had seven goals and 10 assists at Wilkes-Barre, a falloff from his 56-point season there a year ago.
 

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