The NHL announced that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will not participate in Friday’s NHL All-Star Skills (8 p.m. ET NBCSN) due to an illness. Despite his absence on Friday night he is still expected to play in Saturday’s game for the Metropolitan Division team where he will be joined by his Pittsburgh teammate Kris Letang.
Crosby has appeared in 45 games this season for the Penguins, having scored 21 goals to go with 36 assists giving him 57 points on the season.
He is on track for what would be his best offensive season since the 2013-14 campaign when he won his most recent scoring title.