Penguins' Crosby still unable to work out
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby waves to the crowd at the team's last home regular season game in April.
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who last month had a setback in his recovery from a concussion, has not resumed working out.
Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, said by email today that Crosby "hasn't been cleared yet by the medical staff."
Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion Jan. 6 and did not play the balance of the season or in the playoffs, when the Penguins fell to Tampa Bay in the first round.
He resumed light workouts in late January and, several weeks later, began skating. He returned to practice with the team in non-contact drills March 31. He has said he was practicing at nearly full speed before he stopped working out after an April 20 practice because concussion symptoms, including headaches, returned.
In addition, Brisson, who represents Penguins forward Max Talbot, said he has not begun discussions with general manager Ray Shero about Talbot, "but I assume that in the next few weeks we will." Talbot is eligible for unrestricted free agency if not re-signed by July 1.
First Published May 12, 2011 2:23 pm