The hockey world didn't care about the final result in Pittsburgh Monday night.
Instead, everyone wanted to know Sidney Crosby's status after he took an ugly fall and cross-check to the head from Matt Niskanen.
On Tuesday, Mike Sullivan gave an update on Crosby's health:
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Crosby's concussion history is well documented, and the pervious concussions make this one even scarier.
Upon hearing the news, the hockey world wished Crosby a speedy recovery:
Coach Sullivan: "Sid has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will be out for tomorrow's game. We will evaluate him from there." pic.twitter.com/9Gwph8UDPb— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 2, 2017
It's unfortunate that Crosby injury has put a dark cloud on what's been a great #NHLPLAYOFFS hope to see Crosby back soon— Carlo Colaiacovo (@CarloColaiacovo) May 2, 2017
Really, really hope this isn't a long absence for Crosby, who has treated hockey fans to a level of hockey unmatched over last 18 months— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 2, 2017
Biggest concern for me, however, is for Crosby the person, not the hockey player. Life after hockey. How much is too much? So much to ponder— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 2, 2017
Prayers for Sidney Crosby, the human being. At only 29 years old he's suffered far too many concussions & the NHL should be ashamed.— penguins diehards (@PensDieHards) May 2, 2017
Despite a sizable segment of hockey fans with an irrational hatred of him, hockey's far better with a healthy Sidney Crosby involved.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) May 2, 2017
Sullivan on Crosby: "He's very upbeat and optimistic. We're hoping to get him back in a timely fashion" -SK— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) May 2, 2017
The fact that Crosby’s leg didn’t break off and slide into the boards continues to astound me.— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) May 2, 2017
i don't care about crosby going back on the ice; i care about his brain working even if it means he doesn't go back— Charlie (@dorkpuppy) May 2, 2017
This is on the NHL first & foremost for creating an environment where toughness precedes player safety.— evgeni malkin's ego (@EvgeniMaIkinEgo) May 2, 2017
I'm sick for Crosby, the person.
Real tough news for Pens on Crosby. Hope it’s not long term. Good of the team to let fans know right away what’s going on, though.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNBCS) May 2, 2017
i don't want crosby returning unless he's 110%. i don't care that it's the playoffs. his future and well being is more important than a cup.— ㅤ (@penguinsworid) May 2, 2017
Get well soon Sidney Crosby. Sorry you play in a #garageleague— Connor Battin (@ConnorBattin) May 2, 2017
It is so incredibly frustrating to see so many NHL fans applauding Crosby's injury.— Alyssa Placha (@plachaaa) May 2, 2017
Crosby's scary history:— Carol Maloney (@carolmaloney4) May 2, 2017
Jan 2011-concussion ended season
Dec '11-elbow to face
March '13-puck to face
Oct '16- concussion
Last nite pic.twitter.com/jhl1MOea8y
Whatever you think of the Penguins or Crosby, it's gross to see people actively cheer on brain injuries.— Ashley (@ashcech) May 2, 2017
I might not be the biggest Crosby fan but hearing he has another concussion feels bad man.— Ash (@itssuperashley) May 2, 2017
Sidney Crosby being out ruins the playoffs— Nick Renville (@NRenville87) May 2, 2017
Damn Crosby got a concussion. That sucks hope he gets better— Sabrina Shultz (@hellobinayxo) May 2, 2017
To say I'm pissed is a understatement. I'm furious as hockey fan because Crosby has been giving the league some of the best hockey, ever.— Tyler Boross (@TylerBoross10) May 2, 2017
I hate the pens, but seeing Crosby get his bell rung for the 162941 time is concerning on a human level. Seeing legends careers cut is shit— Sleeveless Gaming (@NoSleevesGaming) May 2, 2017
I've always been a Crosby fan, but recognize some aren't. Either way, hockey in infinitely better with him healthy than hurt. Special player— Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) May 2, 2017
Crosby out for game 4. 😒— Steve-O (@sjdiaz18) May 2, 2017
Crosby could realistically be back game 5. Also could realistically be back after Christmas next season.— Bobby Walters (@BPWalt12) May 2, 2017
We wish Crosby a speedy recovery and hope he can make a return during these playoffs. Hockey is better with Crosby on the ice.