"He's been battling something the past few days," Pittsburgh coach Eddie Olczyk said Tuesday. "He will not play. We will see how he feels Thursday."
He had appeared in all 19 games so far, with seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points. He is tied for second on the team in scoring behind rookie Sidney Crosby, but has not scored in six of his last nine games.
Yikes. I would advise betting against the Penguins for awhile.The Penguins, who will also be without defenseman Sergei Gonchar due to a sore groin, are 138-189-42-6 without Lemieux since he entered the league in 1984.