Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Add Sidney to players out for Buffalo tonight

Boy are we glad we're not ticket holders, tonight's game has letdown written all over it.

And now Sidney Crosby is going to sit this one out with a "sore" ankle, the same one that you might remember knocked him out 21 games.

In all honesty, this isn't the worst timing in the world for him to give his body a little longer. As we mentioned in the last post, the Penguins haven't played since Sunday afternoon and won't play again until Sunday afternoon. However then the schedule heats up; 7 games in the next 12 days, plus after tonight 10 of the remaining 11 regular season games for the Pens will be crucial Atlantic Division matchups.

So, on one hand, better for Crosby to miss this week than next. On the other, tonight a team trying to stay in the race for #1 will have two-thirds of their top 6 forwards (Crosby, Hossa, Sykora, Roberts) in the press box and not in the lineup.