Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins' high-scoring captain, was hit in the face by the puck Saturday when a teammate's shot was deflected. Crosby lost several teeth and needed oral surgery.
Crosby, who was a few feet to the right of the goal, couldn't react fast enough when Brooks Oprik's hard slap shot from above the slot was redirected by an Islander in the first period of a 2-0 victory over visiting New York.
Crosby, who has struggled with concussion problems the last two seasons, is leading the NHL with 56 points, 10 more than Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos. Crosby has 15 goals and a league-leading 41 assists.
[Update, 12:15 p.m.: The Penguins announced on their website Sunday that Crosby is out indefinitely with a broken jaw. He will require more surgery to his face later in the week, when the team said it will have further updates.]