Penguins captain Sidney Crosby misses game against Blackhawks with sore groin

PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks with a sore groin, a recurring problem during his five-season career.

Crosby has been on a tear of late with seven goals and four assists in three games. Saturday night was the first game he missed this season.

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The captain is listed as day to day with an injury that has gotten progressively worse since the Penguins beat Colorado 4-1 on Thursday. The Penguins play again Monday against Carolina.