Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby was “being evaluated.”
PITTSBURGH — 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.