There has been a lot of pressure throughout the past week for Sidney Crosby who has a nagging knee injury to participate in this year‚Äôs NHL All-Star game. Yesterday Crosby opted out of the All-Star game and now the league is threatening to suspend Crosby and others who have opted out of the game. TSN.Ca reports, “The NHL says it will enforce an understanding that all players who decline to show after being named to the All-Star teams must miss at least one game before or one game after the All-Star weekend.”
Crosby is believed to be on his way to Montreal to participate in off-ice events. According to the report, Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom must report to Montreal this weekend or they could face the possibility of a suspension.