"My groin is bothering me a bit," Crosby told the NHL team's website (http://penguins.nhl.com). "It's something that has been bothering me for three or four days and I'm going to sit this one out.
"I have hurt my groin before where I've felt like it was going to be a couple weeks. I feel like this is going to be day-to-day if I handle it right."
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)