Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby is expected to miss at least six weeks following surgery to repair a core muscle injury. 

The 32-year-old Crosby had been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp but played all through the first quarter of the regular season. The surgery was successfully performed on Thursday, general manger Jim Rutherford said. 

Crosby left Saturday’s victory against the Chicago Blackhawks with what the team described as a lower-body injury after playing one shift during the third period. 

Crosby has core muscle surgery, out 6 weeks

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