Published: Mon, May 08, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Penguins C Crosby making strides after concussion

Superstar forward Sidney Crosby skated on Thursday with his Pittsburgh Penguin teammates for the first time since suffering a concussion from an illegal cross-check to the head.

"He's in the process of rehabbing", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said of Crosby, who is a two-time Hart Trophy recipient and a finalist this season. "We'll leave it at that". "We're taking each day as it comes". Ainge not surprised how Thomas has handled his sister's passingLeBron is at his highest levelShould Phil be punished for comments about M.

Penguins goalie Matt Murray (lower-body injury) participated in an on-ice workout session earlier in the morning on his own.

Crosby suffered his most recent concussion, believed to be his fourth, when he was hit in the head by Washington defenceman Matt Niskanen in Game 3 of Pittsburgh's Eastern Conference semifinal against the Capitals. Crosby had lost his balance on a scoring chance when Caps star Alex Ovechkin whacked him with his stick.

Washington went on to win that game to cut Pittsburgh's lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1 but the Stanley Cup champions struck back on Wednesday for a 3-1 series lead. The Penguins are 5-4 in the playoffs with Crosby out of the lineup during his career.

The Capitals and Penguins have two days between games as the action shifts to Washington on Saturday night.

Information from ESPN's Craig Custance and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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