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Kennedy Returns To Practice

By: Chris Gates
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy returned to practice Wednesday, as he was cleared for non-contact practice as he recovers from a concussion.

Kennedy said he’s not specifically sure when he suffered the concussion, but he started getting headaches and the training staff evaulated him and deemed he had a concussion. Kennedy has been out since Oct. 15.

“It was a series of things,” Kennedy said, according to the Penguins official website. “I’m not really sure what happened. I was starting to get symptoms. I told the training staff and they took care of it. They said they made the right steps and said I had a concussion. I’m not really sure when it happened. There were a couple things that could have lead up to it. “

Kennedy said after Wednesday’s practice that he’s been symptom-free for 5-7 days and he’ll take it day-to-day as far as initiating contact. As far as gauging his recovery, Kennedy said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby — who has been out nearly 10 months with a concussion — has lent him some advice.

“Sid’s like a doctor when it comes to concussions right now,” Kennedy said. “It’s nice to talk to him, open up to him. He’s got some great insight.”

Other injury news:

  • Forward Jordan Staal and defenseman Kris Letang are both day-to-day and could play at 10:30 p.m. tonight at San Jose. A decision will likely be made on both after today’s morning skate.
  • Brent Johnson did not practice Wednesday because of an illness.
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