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Sidney Crosby’s status could be addressed by Dan Bylsma tomorrow

Aug 14, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby AP

Whenever talk about Sidney Crosby‘s status arises, it becomes major news. Such was the case earlier today when NHL Home Ice’s Josh Rimer reported through sources of his own that Crosby would not be ready to start the season thanks to his struggles in recovering from a concussion suffered in January.

Rob Rossi of of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will likely be addressing the report on Crosby’s status Monday morning when he speaks at a youth hockey camp. Rossi also reports that neither Crosby’s handlers nor the team are addressing the report and his agent, Pat Brisson, hasn’t responded to requests for information.

Updates have been sparse through the summer on just how Crosby’s health is doing as he tries to get ready for a comeback from the concussion he suffered in early January against Tampa Bay thanks to Victor Hedman. The shot Crosby took during the Winter Classic from David Steckel likely set the table for Crosby to be injured more seriously in that following game, but Penguins trainers cleared him to play the rest of the game on New Year’s Day and the infamous following game against Tampa Bay.

We’ll be curious to see what Bylsma has to say about Crosby and while we’re expecting it to be a fairly generic update on how Crosby’s continuing his rehabilitation, getting a frank update would be useful for Penguins and Crosby fans eager to find out just how he’s doing. With training camp coming up in just a month, expect the attention being paid to Crosby to ramp up considerably if it hasn’t already started now.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 14, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    This ought to be interesting. Are there any other rumors coming out of Pittsburgh Pens fans? I’ve seen conflicting reports.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    I really hope he’s ok and ready to go for opening night

  3. nickr214 - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    Even though I don’t like him, I agree that hopefully he will be ready for opening night. It’s never good to see a player get such a severe injury. My team is under that problem with savard right now.

  4. hockeyfan1701 - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Love or hate him he is good for the game. It was sad when Lindros had to miss so much of his career because of this. Superstars sell the sport.

  5. capsrockva - Aug 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I can’t stand him either. I think just one more hit and his career will be over

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