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Crosby hit in face by puck, but returns to game

Updated: February 5, 2013, 8:40 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was injured early in the second period against the New York Islanders when he was struck in the face by the puck, but quickly returned to the game.

During a Penguins power play, Crosby skated across the right circle in the New York end -- near where Islanders defenseman Brian Strait was crouched -- and was clipped by the puck. Crosby's head lurched back as he fell to the ice, and then he covered up.

An official quickly motioned ...

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