Thursday, May 4, 2017

Crosby Skates, but Timetable for Return Unclear

Sidney Crosby skated for the first time since suffering a concussion on Monday night during Game 3 of the Penguins best-of-7 series with the Washington capitals. The Penguins' captain wore a black jersey and skated on his own on what was a day off for the Penguins, who next face the Capitals on Saturday for Game 5.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan would not reveal the team's plans with regard to getting Crosby back in the lineup.

"He's in the process of rehabbing," Sullivan said. "We'll leave it at that. It's a day-to-day process. We're taking each day as it comes."

Crosby returned to the ice about four days after his last concussion, which was suffered in practice on October 7th, but did not play in a game until two weeks later. It could be a while before he returns, and the Penguins certainly don't want to rush their most valuable player back when they are in control of their series with the Capitals.

Crosby did not speak with media on Thursday.