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Crosby unsure about playing Sunday: “I probably haven’t been as tested as much as I would like”

Mar 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby AP

We still don’t know if Sidney Crosby is going to play Sunday when the Penguins face the Bruins (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC.)

But we do know when we’ll find out.

Crosby told reporters he’ll make a decision on Saturday about his availability for Sunday’s affair. While No. 87 indicated he might not have absorbed enough contact yet to resume playing, he didn’t rule out the possibility of coming back for the nationally-televised affair.

Crosby also stated he was pleased with his response to this week’s on-ice workouts.

“It went pretty good, but we haven’t practiced a lot,” Crosby told “A couple of morning skates and [working] with two guys yesterday…I probably haven’t been as tested as much as I would like.”

On Thursday, Crosby continued to work while some of his Penguins teammates enjoyed the day off. He skated with forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Eric Tangradi who, according to reports, “shoved [Crosby] during faceoff drills and puck-possession drills in the corners.”

If Crosby doesn’t play on Sunday, it’ll be interesting to see when he does return. The Penguins head out on a three-game roadie following the Boston game — in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia — before returning home on Tuesday, Mar. 20 for a game against Winnipeg.

  1. jobotjones - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Dont rush it just be healthy for the postseason

  2. Stiller43 - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Soup can sid can do as he wishes.

    Health is number 1. Then returning to being the best player in the world.

    • terminalcityhockey - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      Where did this soup can talk originate? His initials?

      • fleurysteeth - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

        from his giant hawg thats as wide as a soup can. duh.

      • number87sidneycrosby - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        Dude, me and some of the other guys in the room are getting kinda uncomfortable with you fantasizing about our man parts. We’ve got no problem with your lifestyle but try to tone it down a bit, alright?

  3. Stiller43 - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM


    I’ll let jamesmakesyournomneal fill ya in on that one.

  4. cmutimmah - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    I can see them purposely avoiding Boston to avoid him getting banged up in the game. New York or Jersey would be nice softer games for him to come into. They aren’t really as hard nosed as Boston. (No, I’m not a Bruin fan, they are just a big, hard hitting team)

    • itsallniceonice - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      I wouldn’t really peg NYR as a softer team…

  5. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Do you blame him for being cautious? It’s not his ankle or elbow. It’s his brain. And he can sit out the rest of the season (not saying he is going to), roll out of bed in 2013, and still be the best hockey player in the world.

  6. mgp1219 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    How about just reporting something when he makea a decision? It’s almost as bad as the brett favre coverage.

    A few more weeks.

    He’s getting close

    He’s almost there.

    He’ll be back on Sunday.

    He’s not sure if he’ll be back on Sunday.

    WTF??? Really??

  7. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Cynthia is afraid of Boston!

    Take your fu@kin skirt off & man up for once! He is the biggest cry baby sissy girl ever to put a pair of skates & a skirt on!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      do you just copy and paste the same stuff in every article related to Crosby. Absolute zero Intelligence and originality. Enjoy that windowless view of the city from your moms basement. Jofferey lupul would kill for that space his next time in your city.

    • soupcansid - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Is savard scared of the penguins then?

      • jobotjones - Mar 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM

        Hell yea he is

  8. greggoldberg - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Uh…if they bring him back without running every possible test on him as many times as he deems necessary, they’re idiots.

  9. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Cynthia Crosby is afraid to play against Boston!!!

    Why don’ t u man up for once Cynthia?

    Your the biggest puss? To ever lace up a pair of skates & to put a skirt on!

    What you can’t get the refs to stick up for you for Sundays game cause u might get checked?

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      says the man who’s city has zero national championships. Speaking of manning up how come none of millers teammate ever dropped their skirts to stick up for him after that lucic hit. Joke city, joke team, joke fan.

  10. Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    All the talk out of Pittsburg is he will be back. I think it’s all PR being spun by the league and the Penguins. They want him back. I think he is done. The game will go on without him. Gordie and Wayne are both gone but the game goes on.

  11. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Whats the matter Penguin fans? Cynthia Crosby is the poster boy for Puffs Tissues cause everytime he gets checked he cries to the refs!

    Wide right, no goal! We have 5 lax championships biaaaaaaaatch!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      Does the city have parades for lax championships? who would walk through that city anywise, unless your leaving and plan on not returning. With all the crying you do on these posts maybe you should be the poster boy of puffs tissues.

  12. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Listen here you gay bastard! At least my city is second in country to suicides!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      can you can you help make the push for first and contribute!

  13. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Your city is second in country with suicides!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      Well then please move here so our chances of having to read your posts go down. Forbes rated us the 4 the best city to live in. Weird your looking up that stat.You trying to pick a location?

  14. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    @sportsfreak all ball busting to the side!

    Sid is a great hockey player who seems to cry a little to much!

    If he comes back then your team should be in the finals!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

      haha thanks! Its been fun.

  15. sjsharksfan11 - Mar 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    I hope you get rocked and are done forever.

  16. buffalomafia - Mar 9, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    East coast hockey is way better than west coast!

  17. bruinsfan57 - Mar 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    It sure sounds like Cindy has developed a severe case of the ‘Bruins Flu’, poor little Cindy!! Take up playing tennis with the rest of the girls if you don’t want to get hit!!!!

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

      Does savard have a spot open on his team?

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