Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and goaltender Tristan Jarry are considered “game-time decisions” for Game 7 against the hometown New York Rangers on Sunday night, head coach Mike Sullivan says.
Sullivan did not name his starting goaltender for the 7 p.m. ET start while addressing reporters shortly after Sunday’s optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden. Jarry participated in the session. Crosby did not.
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The winner will play the Carolina Hurricanes in one Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Crosby missed Friday’s 5-3 loss in Pittsburgh in Game 6 as the Penguins failed to close out the first-round Eastern Conference series for the second straight game. Jarry has been out since April 14 with a foot injury.
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Crosby was injured in the second period of Wednesday’s Game 5 loss when he took a high, hard hit from Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba. The Athletic reported Crosby suffered a concussion.
Crosby has two goals and nine points in the series. In the regular season, the three-time Stanley Cup champion had 31 goals and 84 points in 69 contests.
Jarry, 27, made the all-star team this season and finished 34-18-6 with four shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
Per Sullivan, forward Rickard Rakell also is considered a game-time decision. He sustained an upper-body injury during the series opener.
Blue-liner Brian Dumoulin remains out of Sunday’s contest, while forward Brian Boyle is week-to-week. Both have lower-body injuries.
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