Crosby Skates For 1st Time Since Suffering Concussion

By: Casey Shea

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Given the lack of recent status updates, it would probably be wise to not read too much into the latest news regarding Sidney Crosby. However, it is exciting.

For the first time since suffering a concussion, Crosby took the ice at CONSOL Energy Center in full gear for about 15 minutes Monday morning.

According to the Penguins’ official website, Crosby stick-handled through some cones and shot some pucks. The team has posted video of Crosby on the ice as well.

After the brief skate, Crosby said he has been symptom free for a few days and has been doing light workouts on an exercise bike.

He’s missed the last 29 games after taking two hits up high in consecutive games at the beginning of January.

Former Washington Capital David Steckel collided with Crosby, in what the league deemed to be incidental contact, during the Winter Classic. Then, on Jan. 5, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman checked Crosby from behind into the boards behind the net. Crosby got up off the ice in obvious pain and has not played since.

Crosby has 32 goals and 34 assists in only 41 games this season.

However, there has been no indication from the team that he is close to returning. Officials with the team have continually said that there is no timetable for his return when asked.

Crosby also did not make any guarantees that he would be back on the ice on Tuesday. He said today is just another step in his recovery.

Also on the ice before practice were Eric Tangradi, Brooks Orpik and Mike Comrie.

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  • tm

    We miss you Sid! Hope you are doing well.

  • Todd

    Hope all is well Sid the Kid!!! Your fans miss you sooo much! But, if you do not have your health, you don’t have anything. Get healthy and listen to your doctors and family. Take care.

  • John

    Whatever time is deemed necessary to recover from this incident, give him twice that — do not try and force a return; this season can be sacrificed for Sid’s health!

  • The Geno

    Take all the time you need, Sid. My 87 jersey will still be in great shape next season!!! You already have your name on the Cup, an Olympic Gold Medal, scoring titles and awards…plus you are very young. Take your time. Good luck!!!

    • Good Taste

      If you are over 25 and still wearing any jersey please stop it.

  • BP

    Absolutely, your health is most important, take care of you first! I would hope that the two guys that hit you were man enough to give you a call.

    • stoopm

      Do you suppose Matt Cooke gave Marc Savard a call? Hey moron, it’s a violent game, players get hurt and don’t act like Crosby has never taken a cheap shot at an opposing player.

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  • I love this city

    Where are all of the haters that seem to find their way to this site? It’s a shame that Sid is going to get a lot of gruff for this all over the league from other fans.

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