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Milbury apologizes for comments about Crosby

Hockey analyst Mike Milbury apologized Tuesday for critical comments made about Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

Labeling Crosby "a punk," Milbury, the former NHL coach and general manager, criticized the Pittsburgh center on a Philadelphia radio station Monday. He called out Crosby for his role in instigating a game-ending line brawl in Sunday's contest between the Penguins and Flyers.

"I reached out to (Pittsburgh president) David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made yesterday on Philadelphia radio," Milbury said. "In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans."

Milbury is an analyst on NBC and also appears on CBC. He called Crosby "little goody two shoes" and also referred to "his 35th concussion."