Canadian Press

Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan says star forward Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion and will miss Game 4 of the Penguins’ Eastern Conference semifinal series with Washington on Wednesday.

Crosby left Monday’s game after being cross-checked in the face by Capitals defenceman Matt Niskanen.

“Sid has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will be out for tomorrow’s game,” Sullivan said. “We will evaluate him from there.”

Crosby has a history of problems with concussions, but Sullivan says the Penguins captain is “very upbeat and positive.”

“We’re very optimistic and hopeful we’ll have him back in a timely fashion,” he added.

Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven conference semifinal 2-1.

Tonight on the ice the Ottawa Senators face the New York Rangers with the Sens leading 2-0 and Nashville looks to go up 3-1 on St. Louis.

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