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Video: Sidney Crosby says he needs to get hit

Oct 14, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

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No one wants to be the guy who re-injures Sidney Crosby in practice, but for the Penguins start to get ready, some teammate will need to knock him around a bit.

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It’s awkward enough being an opponent who hurt Sidney Crosby like David Steckel, but imagine the fear of being “that guy” that hurts him during practice for the Pittsburgh Penguins. No one wants to walk around wearing that label in Pittsburgh.

Like Crosby says in the video above: someone needs to break the ice, though. The Penguins superstar hopes to come back from post-concussion syndrome as soon as possible, but that’s all about making sure he’s tested well enough first. Shaking off that big first hit is a big part of that process, so we’ll see how he progresses now that he can practice full-speed.

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