Sidney Crosby's concussion will officially keep him out of the All-Star Game. The Penguins covered his tracks, saying it was their decision he would not make the trip (not Crosby stiffing the league).

In addition to Sid, Evgeni Malkin and Ales Hemsky pulled out of the game because of injuries. That will open up a few spots. Perhaps for Richie and Carts? Nope.

Carts said he's not going and Richie has plans with friends: [Philly Sports Daily]

“I have plans already and can’t cancel on a bunch of my friends that are looking forward to it."


I bet they are, Mike. Porn stars, Swedish puck bunnies, and beer tub girls aren't going to entertain themselves. Well… never mind.