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Report: Penguins star Sidney Crosby cleared to start skating

Jan 29, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT

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It might be the All-Star break but the Penguins got a dose of some great news today as word is circulating that captain Sidney Crosby can resume skating with the team.

Crosby has missed the last nine games for Pittsburgh with a concussion and his treatment has been handled carefully to do their best to ensure that he won’t have future problems. In his absence the Penguins have gone 5-4-0 and their offense has been a bit more quiet without their top scorer.

The Penguins have been dealing with the absence of both Crosby and Evgeni Malkin of late as he’s been out with a sinus infection. Both players were excused from the All-Star Game because of injuries but for the Penguins, they’ll need both players back sooner than not to keep pace with the Flyers in the Eastern Conference.

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