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03-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby lost several teeth and needed oral surgery after he was hit in the mouth with a puck during a 2-0 victory against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Coach Dan Bylsma wasn’t sure if the injury affected Crosby’s jaw and didn’t know if he would miss any more time. Pittsburgh, which has won a league-high 15 straight games and is within two wins of the NHL record by Mario Lemieux and the 1992-93 Penguins, hosts Buffalo on Tuesday.

“I just know he had some issues with his teeth,” Bylsma said. “Just from the replay I know that.”

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