After hockey fans had been told that Sidney Crosby would play in the NHL All-Star Game despite an injured knee, NHL officials announced today that Crosby will miss the All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. He will be replaced in the lineup by Tamp Bay winger Martin St. Louis. (Post-Gazette)
The Penguins had all intentions that Crosby would play, and were reportedly caught off-gaurd from the news. Crosby missed last years All-Star Weekend because of a high ankle sprain.
This means that Evgeni Malkin will be the lone Penguin representative in the All-Star game. Crosby was also scheduled to take part in the Breakaway Challenge Saturday evening, but it is unclear at this time whether a replacement will be named or the competition will take place with only the remaining four competitors.
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