An injury forced a local hockey superstar to leave an NHL playoff game on Wednesday night.
Sidney Crosby left Game 5 of the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round match against the New York Rangers during the second period and did not return.
It's not clear when Crosby was injured, but the Cole Harbour native took a hard, high hit from Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba minutes before leaving the bench.
On Thursday morning, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan stated Crosby would be evaluated for an upper-body injury, but did not provide any further details about his condition.
"Did you see the hit?" Sullivan said, according to Sportsnet. "You probably have the same opinion I do."
The Penguins captain had been getting lots of love for his performance in the series so far. Crosby has scored nine points in five playoff games.
Crosby has struggled with concussion issues throughout his legendary NHL career.