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Puck Hits Sidney Crosby’s Face In Islanders Game

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (KDKA/AP) — Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left Thursday night’s game temporarily after getting hit the face with a puck.

The incident happened early in the second period off of a puck shot by New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese.

He was trying to get the puck out of a corner when it hit Crosby.

According to reports, Crosby was on the ice for about a minute before skating off toward the tunnel leading to the dressing room.

He returned to the bench with 10:13 left in the period, and was back on the ice moments later.

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