By: Casey Shea

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Ottawa Senators’ owner is lashing out after seeing one of his players suffer an injury at the hands of Sidney Crosby.

According to a TSN report, Eugene Melnyk called Crosby a “whiner” while airing his grievances during a radio interview Friday morning.

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“We all know who he is, the guy is just a whiner beyond belief and you do this kind of stuff, I don’t care who you are in the league, I don’t care if you’re the number one player in the league, you should sit out a long time for this kind of crap,” Melnyk told TSN 1200.

The reason he was upset stemmed from an incident during the first period of Thursday’s 2-1 shootout win over the Penguins.

With about 5 minutes left in the period, Marc Methot carried the puck across the Penguins’ blue line. He was met with a slash to the hand by Crosby, The result was an ugly injury to Methot’s finger.

Senators’ coach Guy Boucher described Methot’s finger as being “destroyed.”

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No penalty was assessed on the play.

This isn’t the first time that Melnyk has been upset after a Senators player was injured in a game against the Penguins.

Back in 2013, he launched a special investigation after Erik Karlsson’s Achilles tendon was slashed in a collision with Matt Cooke.

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