Sidney Crosby responds to criticism from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk

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Sidney Crosby doesn't have much to say aboutEugene Melnyk.

The Senators owner openly criticized the Penguins captain during a radio appearance on Friday, calling him a "whiner" and demandinga lengthy suspension after Crosby failed to drawa penalty for his slash of Senators defensemanMarc Methot on Thursday.

When asked aboutMelnyk'scensure during Pittsburgh's morning skate on Sunday, Crosby wasn't interested in discussing it.

“I’m just going to leave it,” Crosby said. “He likes to hear himself talk, so let’s just leave it. It was four days ago.”

The slashing incident left Methot with a grotesque finger injury that will sideline him for weeks. While the play may have deserved a penalty, it's unlikely a suspension would be carried out.

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