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Penguins captain Sidney Crosby out of hospital

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 7:40pm  ET

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) is helped by right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) after being hit in the face with a puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 30, 2013. Crosby did not return to the game. The Penguins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is out of the hospital after breaking his jaw Saturday.

The Penguins confirmed on their Twitter account Tuesday that Crosby had been released a day earlier. He will be out of the lineup indefinitely after undergoing surgery.

Crosby was hurt in the first period of the Penguins' 2-0 win over the New York Islanders when he was struck in the mouth by a puck from a deflected shot.

The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins, with 15 straight wins, play their first game without Crosby on Tuesday night at home against Buffalo.


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