By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Penguins coach Dan Bylsma thought long and hard Monday when asked if there were any updates or progression of the statuses of Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang.

After that thinking, we were left with the same answer as before: “no update.”

Bylsma wouldn’t comment on any aspect of Crosby or Letang, leaving their recovery completely in the dark for at least another day. Neither skated at any point during Monday’s practice at Southpointe, nor were they spotted roaming the halls of the practice facility.

Letang has been out since Nov. 26 and Crosby since Dec. 5 —  both with concussions.

Bylsma did, however, have updates on some other injured players.

Forward Richard Park, who is recovering from a broken foot, was on the ice before practice doing individual work. He stayed on for roughly 30 minutes to practice with the full team.

Bylsma said Park is around two weeks away from returning.

Forward Dustin Jeffrey and defenseman Paul Martin skated before practice as well. Bylsma said Jeffrey is progressing nicely and Martin is getting closer to returning to practice.

“Martin has had some good rest,” he said. “He probably won’t be available (Tuesday), but should be close to getting back to practice. Hopefully, we’ll get him before Jan. 1.”

All other players active before the Christmas break participated in practice Monday.

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