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Crosby skates for 27 minutes today in Florida

Jan 13, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Is 27 minutes long enough? Too long? Just right? What does it mean? Personally I’d like to have seen Sidney Crosby skate for 34 minutes today in Florida, but maybe that would’ve been too risky.

Yes, Crosby skated today for the first time in a month. And according to NHL.com, he was on the BankAtlantic Center ice for 27 minutes.

The Penguins take on the Panthers tonight looking to put an end to a losing streak that’s reached six games.

Crosby is expected to skate again Sunday in Tampa Bay.

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  1. somekat - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Seems like not a big deal to me. This would be akin to a basketball player shooting some free-throws. A 27 minute skate, and that’s what it most likely was, a skate, is nothing even close to hockey. Honestly, until he plays a few months without a problem, I don’t think anyone is going to believe this is behind him. For certain, a 27 minute skate won’t.

    Until he is ready for contact, it is basically irrelivant.

    • sknut - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      While true I guess this is a start and he has to start somewhere. The real test won’t be until he works out real hard and how he feels the day after.

  2. warpstonebc - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Wait!!! Was it exactly 27 minutes?

    How many seconds?!!!!!!!!!!

  3. thefalloficarus84 - Jan 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    okay…for the record, this is exactly why there’s such a huge following of Crosby haters. Granted, he may be the best player in the league when he’s healthy, he may even be the poster boy of hockey…but this is at least the third NON-update about him I’ve seen this month. Seriously, was somebody out there following him around on the ice with a stop-watch?! The sport will go on without him, believe it or not. I thought the penguins would too but, well…that seems somewhat debatable at this point

  4. haterzgonahate - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    did they actually time him? to the second? cause that would be weaksauce

  5. theagitator1691 - Jan 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Yeah and i took a shit today that lasted 6 minutes and 18 seconds im sure anyone that reads this finds it disgusting or just doesnt give a shit just like no one gives a shit about crosby so stop giving these dumb fuck updates about him skating no one cares hes shit to hockey its not all about him sure hes a great player but no one wants these stupid dumb updates on his pussy ass

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