PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Sidney Crosby was on the ice with the rest of the Penguins during their practice today, but he still remains bothered by concussion-like symptoms.

The Penguins’ captain says he’s “getting better” but hasn’t been able to shake some of the issues that have plagued him since he returned to the injured list in early December.

Crosby skated for more than 30 minutes with the rest of the Penguins during a light practice before the team headed out on the road for two games this weekend.

The 24-year-old has not been cleared for contact but enjoyed getting on the ice with other players. Recently, he’s only been skating with other injured players.

There still is no timetable for Crosby’s return, but he remains optimistic that he can come back some time this season.

Crosby has not played since Dec. 5 after a collision with Boston’s David Krejci during a loss to the Bruins.

The Pens take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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