Sidney Crosby undergoes oral surgery after losing a few teeth

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The Pittsburgh Penguins provided an official update on Sidney Crosby: Saturday’s puck to the face prompted oral surgery. He lost a “few teeth,” according to head coach Dan Bylsma.

“Sidney Crosby took a puck to the teeth, and lost a few of those,” Bylsma said. “He lost a few of those. He had to have oral surgery. We’ll continue to evaluate and monitor that. That’s the report on ‘Sid’ going to the hospital and losing teeth.”

It’s hard not to worry about a concussion when any player takes a puck to the general face area, but there’s no word on that. The Penguins didn’t provide specifics about whether he’d miss any time, either.

Here are their next few games to allow you time to consider when he might sit … and who might threaten their 15-game winning streak:

Tuesday: home against Buffalo
Wednesday: at the New York Rangers
Friday: home versus the New York Rangers
Tuesday, April 9: at Carolina

Much like Crosby’s unlucky mouth, the team has some gaps in its schedule, so maybe they’ll decide to give him a little extra time to heal.