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Crosby skates prior to Pens practice, does “intense work”

Jan 30, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby AP

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated prior to the team’s practice at Consol Energy Center today, conducting a 45-minute workout alongside injured teammates Jordan Staal and Simon Despres.

(Also joining in on the fun were conditioning coach Mike Kadar and video coordinator/goalie Jim Britt.)

While No. 87 returned to the ice several weeks ago, this marked the first time he’d skated with teammates since coming back from California, where L.A.-based neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray revealed Crosby had suffered fractured vertebrae in his neck.

As for today’s skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Crosby “did some of his most intense work” after Staal and Despres left the ice and “didn’t look much like a guy whose return to the lineup remains a matter of great uncertainty.”

Molinari also stated “indications” are that Crosby will skate again tomorrow (Tuesday), then stay off the ice on Wednesday when the Pens are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.

  1. jpelle82 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    so maybe all these concussion-like symptoms were from a fractured vertebrae instead of another concussion set-back? if thats the case then good news for crosby, bad news for whoever the pens draw in the first round of the playoffs!

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Waiting for her career to be ended so I can celebrate with the rest of the hockey world that sees this little punk for who she is.

    • hockeyfan1701 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      Do you not have anything better in your life but trolling every Crosby article? What a sorry person you are.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:19 AM

      Nobody in the hockey world will be celebrating if Crosby, the best player of this generation, has his career cut short so soon into it. If you wanna participate in that kind of ridiculous schadenfreude then that’s your business. Just don’t try to call yourself a hockey fan if you do.

  3. jamesmakesurmomneil - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Just another bitter San Jose man who is mad because Sid turned down his homosexual advances. Look man I understand the attraction, but soupcan Sid only nails hot chicks, believe me I tried too

  4. napoleonblownapart6887 - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    I gotta say, I love all of this hate. Hate is created by fear… there’s a reason everybody loves to give Crosby crap – because every team wishes they could have a talent like his. A Stanley Cup, an MVP, a Gold Medal, by the time he was 24 on a team that is filled with young talent – can’t say I blame you for rooting for his career to end and being forthcoming about how you’d celebrate.

    Hate away guys. Hate away.

  5. toegoat - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    jamesmakesur….. and letangshair, u two make me laugh everytime I read a pgh post….
    Go Pens!

    • fthepens - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      P***Y A** S***sburgh fans. It’s cute how you all get all giddy over some stupid ass comments made by other S***sburgh fans. I guess you all can’t think straight now that they found out what was was wrong with Cindy…are they going to auction off the tampon that was just removed from her va***a?

      • orpikseyes - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        Soup can Sid can do what ever he wants with anything he puts in that chiseled wood body of his. What ever he auctions off, that precious artifact alone would solve the nation debt crisis.

      • orpikseyes - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        Soup can Sid can do what ever he wants with anything he puts in that chiseled wood body of his. What ever he auctions off, that precious artifact alone would solve the national debt crisis.

  6. orpikseyes - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Well look at that, a comment with so much truth and meaning, ProHockeyTalk posted it twice. We know who their favorite player is, obv.

  7. fthepens - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Hey toegoat did you see the comment from orpikseyes? That is some really, really, really, funny shit. Whatever you all need to do over there in S***sburgh to get through your depressing ass life living in that S***hole city. Now that is funny.

  8. toegoat - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    It’s even funnier when people get mad though!

  9. toegoat - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    U know what is REALLY sad and depressing? The fact that u r so obsessed with the “shitsburgh” penguins that u made it part of ur handle…. now that’s funny

  10. letangshair - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    fthepens is probably a bitter caps fan who has game 7 flashbacks right before his whiskey breathed uncle gives him a reach around. he still kinda hates ovi for getting shit on by the almighty flower. those big bright white REAL teeth completely tortured that franchise.

  11. hockeyfan1701 - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    I just do not get it. I hate the Flyers, the Caps, etc. but I would never wish their players get hurt or get career ending injuries. How can you wish this on people you do not even know? Some of you are pathetic and should just go away.

  12. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    I for one would sell my house to buy a tampon that was in the christ of hockeys anus hole. and for fthepens, soup can sid wouldn’t give you the time of day to even sniff his pringles can pecker after it was in your whore of a mothers herpe infested twat

    • orpikseyes - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM


    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      @pittsburghpoonslayer: I remember the first time I learned to use dirty words.

      • cmutimmah - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        1943mrmojorisin1971 – Well played, sir. Well played.

  13. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    yea we get it bud, jim morrison died in 1973. get over it cockboy

    • blacksabbathrulesall - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      Actually Morrison died in 1971,but he should still get over it. He is just mad because Pittsburgh is the City Of Champions.
      Haters hate winners.

  14. fthepens - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    it is now evident that S***sburgh is the east coast San Francisco. The only reason I HATE that shithole of a town is due to the fact of ignorant fans like you guys that seem entitled to everything. Special treatment has given that franchise everything it has. Keep telling your queer little jokes amongst your faggot fans and keep hitting the like button to have meaning in your life…BITCHES.

    • cmutimmah - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      entitled fans, hate, special treatment,,, OMG Pitt is the new Detroit!

  15. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    thanks for the correction blacksabbath. see us pittsburgh fans are helpful to each other. unlike filthadelphia they go around beating each other up

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