Friday January 23rd, 2015

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby will not play in this weekend's All-Star Game, the team announced Thursday

The Penguins said Crosby has been playing through a lower-body injury that will take a week to heal. Because he is not playing the All-Star Game, he will not be allowed to play in the team's first game after the break. 

Evgeni Malkin, Crosby's Pittsburgh teammate, will also skip the All-Star Game with an injury. 

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Crosby has only played in one All-Star Game in his career, in 2007. 

The All-Star Game will be played Sunday in Columbus. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky of the hometown Blue Jackets will also miss the game with an injury.

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- Dan Gartland 

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