Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby took a puck to the face on Saturday afternoon during the team’s 2-0 win over the New York Islanders. Crosby immediately left the game and was taken to the hospital where oral surgery was performed.
It was not immediately know whether Crosby underwent surgery for his teeth or jaw, but we now have confirmation.
Crosby suffered a broken jaw when he was struck with the puck and the surgery was performed on his injured jaw.
The Penguins announced today on their official site that Crosby would be out indefinitely after surgery on a broken jaw:
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby underwent surgery Saturday night for a broken jaw and will be out indefinitely.
The Penguins will have an update on the time frame later this week.
Dr. Bernard Costello of UPMC performed the surgery.
Here is a GIF of the play where Crosby suffered the injury, via Josh Gold-Smith:
Luckily for the Penguins, they have a roster loaded with star players, so they should be able to continue their dominance in the NHL landscape.