Sidney Crosby won't be playing in the Penguins' playoff opener tonight.

Crosby, whose jaw was broken by a deflected puck March 30, was examined Tuesday and apparently told that the fracture has not healed enough for him to resume playing.

The Penguins will open their first-round series against the New York Islanders today at 7:38 p.m. at Consol Energy Center.

Crosby was a runaway leader in the NHL scoring race and a heavy favorite to be named the league Most Valuable Player when a shot by teammate Brooks Orpik deflected off Islanders forward Brad Boyes and slammed into his face.

The fractured jaw forced Crosby to sit out the final 12 games of the regular season, and Tampa Bay winger Martin St. Louis overtook him last week to claim the scoring title.

Crosby had to undergo surgery, during which titanium plates were used to hold the pieces of his jaw together, and has had extensive dental work, with more to come.