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Bylsma: Crosby’s “got a good demeanor about being around the guys”

Dec 29, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

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With everybody focused on Jagrmania (and to a lesser degree, Talbot fever) Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma used today’s presser to discuss another hot-button issue — Sidney Crosby.

Following up on yesterday’s news that No. 87 was still experiencing post-concussion symptoms, Bylsma gave some insight into Crosby’s day-to-day routine and interactions with the team.

From the Penguins Report:

Sid is around. He is light exercising and doing that with the team. He’s a part of our meetings. On game days he’s around and a part of our team just like Paul Martin (leg) and Kris Letang (concussion).

It’s unfortunate for guys that are out for long periods of time, but they’re in and around our team. Sid’s in and around our team. He’s got a good demeanor about being around the guys.

In a related story, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Crosby has expanded his concussion treatment team. Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers neurosurgeon that helped develop the ImPACT test, will join UMPC Sports Concussion Program overseer Michael Collins as part of Crosby’s new group.

Maroon recently was part of a medical team that oversaw the Flyers’ Chris Pronger, who is out for the season with a concussion.

Yohe also notes that two sources in the Penguins’ organization say they expect Crosby to play again this season.

  1. polegojim - Dec 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Did anyone expect he’d have a bad demeanor or not be at team meetings?

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Dec 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Who cares? This is absurd we are expected to read this.

    • govtminion - Dec 30, 2011 at 2:34 PM

      Heaven forbid that news about the game’s best player be posted on a hockey site, after all.

      The title of the article makes it pretty clear what it’s about- if you don’t want to read it, don’t open it.

  3. heyzeus143 - Dec 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    he’s gonna be ok

    • stakex - Dec 29, 2011 at 11:49 PM

      He has his own concussion team… a team thats getting bigger. Thats not a good thing.

  4. danphipps01 - Dec 30, 2011 at 3:52 AM

    Is anyone really surprised? It’s not like he hasn’t had time to adapt, considering he’s been out since forever or so ago.

  5. xxshookonexx - Dec 30, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    Savard was at team meetings and exercised with the team too until…….

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