On Saturday, in the team's final preseason game, Crosby was hit in the leg with a shot from Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella. The veteran player was only in for 6:42 before getting hit, and did not play the final two periods.
Crosby's injury update is positive, according to Sullivan, but he gave no timetable for a return. "Sid is day-to-day right now," Sullivan said, going on to explain the injury and why he sat out the rest of the game. "He was hit with a shot and we held him out for precautionary reasons. His status is encouraging."
As of now there is no word on whether the 32-year-old will play in the team's first regular season game. "Injuries are a part of the game. It is what it is," Sullivan said. "We just have to adjust. I think that's where the versatility that our group has comes into play."
The Penguins open their season at home at the PPG Paints Arena on Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres.