By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — ‘Crosby Watch’ continues for the foreseeable future as Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma announced captain Sidney Crosby out of tonight’s game at Tampa Bay.

Crosby has been cleared for contact for over a month now but hasn’t yet been cleared to play by doctors. He hasn’t spoken to the media for several days as there’s been no change in his status.

Bylsma has ensured that when Crosby is healthy and cleared to play it won’t be a mystery. He has said the team will make it clear and provide an announcement when the time comes.

Crosby hasn’t played since Jan. 5.

Other Penguins news:

  • Three Penguins prospects earned weekly honors in their respective leagues: Scott Wilson (UMass Lowell) was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week; Nick D’Agostino (Cornell) was named Player of the Week in the ECAC on Tuesday; and Josh Archibald (Nebraska-Omaha) was named the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week for November 15.

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