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Crosby to sit out two games as a precaution
Updated 12/7/2011 9:42 PM ET
Sidney Crosby will miss the Pittsburgh Penguins' two-game trip as a precaution, the team said Wednesday.

"Sidney took a hard hit during our game against Boston Monday night and wasn't feeling 100 percent," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said in a statement. "He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it's best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution."

Crosby and teammate Chris Kunitz had collided during the game. Crosby the game briefly and returned.

The Penguins will play the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders on the trip. Crosby didn't accompany the team.

Crosby returned last month after missing 61 games with a concussion. He has 12 points in eight games.

Craig Patrick joins Blue Jackets

Craig Patrick, who was general manager of the Penguins' back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1990s, was named a senior advisor.

Patrick, 65, will be responsible for advising general manager Scott Howson on trades and free agent signings, as well as evaluating Blue Jackets prospects on the minor league, college and junior hockey levels.

Posted 12/7/2011 4:25 PM ET
Updated 12/7/2011 9:42 PM ET
Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins wait for the puck drop on a face off on Monday.
By Jamie Sabau, Getty Images
Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins wait for the puck drop on a face off on Monday.