Penguins' Crosby offers upbeat update
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After participating in what he called a "really controlled" scrimmage at Consol Energy Center today, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby offered an upbeat - though not detailed - update on where he stands as he continues to work his way back from a concussion.
"Everything's been really good," he said. "I haven't run into any issues so far. It's been pretty smooth. A day at a time, but it's been a lot of fun being out there and getting back to doing the things you're used to doing every day as a hockey player."
Crosby, who has been out since Jan. 5, continues to practice in non-contact situations in training camp. It's not known when he will take the next big step, which is being cleared for contact, but it was something new for him to participate in the short scrimmage situation.
There were frequent whistles and not much flow. Coach Dan Bylsma said it was mostly about working on faceoff plays and set plays that had not yet been introduced during camp.
Still, Crosby enjoyed participating. "It was a lot of teaching stuff," he said. "It was nice to refresh all that stuff. I was happy to be out there. You're just trying to make sure you're in the right places and go over that."
First Published September 25, 2011 12:39 pm