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Crosby back in Pittsburgh, date with team specialist next

Jan 28, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby AP

Sidney Crosby‘s trip to California to be checked out by a neurological spine doctor is over with and he’s back in Pittsburgh where he’ll continue skating in hopes of getting back to game action. There, Crosby will meet with the Penguins’ concussion specialist to see just how he’s doing.

Penguins GM Ray Shero provided the update on Crosby and where he’s at and, as always, hope springs eternal for the Pens.

“Hopefully we’ll see next week where he is. We’ll get the reports from California and compare those to what has been done so far. With Sidney, we want to continue to look to see how we can get this under control and manageable and get him to play. Like I said before, he’s not going to (play) until the symptoms subside. Hopefully, we’ll have him back at some point soon.”

Crosby was doing his part skating while in California and should those reports turn out well for Sid The Kid, the optimism of seeing Crosby return before the end of the regular season will grow.

The Penguins have managed well without him thanks to the play of Evgeni Malkin who is putting in an MVP-like season. If Crosby does return in time for the playoffs, dealing with the Penguins with both Malkin and Crosby could turn into a nightmare for the Eastern Conference.

  1. letangshair - Jan 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    it’s already a nightmare for the eastern conference.

  2. drewsylvania - Jan 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Really hope he makes a full recovery, but it doesn’t look good.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      What’s to hate about Sid making a full recovery?

  3. orpikseyes - Jan 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    so many goalies assholes just puckered.

  4. hanktheking - Jan 28, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Seriously I am not worried about this team at all. Their back end is sub par and if Sid comes back its only a matter of time before he takes another shot. Don’t get me wrong, Malkin is an MVP candidate this season, but in the playoffs you need depth and solid defense, 2 things Pittsburgh is currently without.

    • letangshair - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      sid is only out to spread his seed to all of our mothers, thereby making this world a better place for every man woman and child.

  5. jamesmakesurmomneil - Jan 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Finally, the chosen one is closer to returning. As a city we need to be responsible with how we handel this news. First we need to focus on which type of vehicle will be most comfortable for Sid to ride on during the Stanley Cup parade. City officials should begin work on some sort of cross between the pope mobile and the batman car. If need be we can widen the city streets. People think it’s all fun and games being champions.

  6. dougr42 - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    these daily articles about Crosby are getting really annoying. can’t we just wait and have a “he’s back” or a “he’s retiring” post and let that be it?

    • letangshair - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

      there can never be enough news about this man and is greatness.

  7. rexadelphia8 - Jan 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Fucking annoying

  8. capsfan36 - Jan 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Breaking news! Sid has another setback….o wait, this is about as reoccurring as brett farve coming out of retirement. Who gives a shit!!!

  9. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    crosby probably has a dick the size of a soup can. yea soup can sid yea

  10. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Why are you talking about the guys dick size? Is that every penguin fan’s fantasy? Probably why that whining diver cheap shot is so loved…..

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