Friday Jan. 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has ruled himself out of Friday night's game against Anaheim because of an apparent left knee injury.
Crosby was hurt late in the Penguins' 6-3 loss to Washington on Wednesday. He did not try to skate Thursday but said he hoped to play against the Ducks.
When he got onto the ice during Friday's pre-game skate, he realized that wouldn't be possible, saying he didn't feel comfortable enough to play.
Crosby will try to skate again during Saturday's practice before the Penguins play the New York Rangers on Sunday. It was a year ago Sunday that Crosby sustained a high ankle sprain in a game against Tampa Bay, sidelining him for two months.
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