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Pittsburgh’s Neal (concussion) is symptom-free

Apr 15, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins got some good news on the injury front Monday as head coach Dan Bylsma said winger James Neal is symptom-free after suffering a concussion on Apr. 5.

Neal’s missed Pittsburgh’s last three games after taking this hit from Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto:

Neal, who had no previous history of concussions, was Pittsburgh’s third-leading scorer at the time of the injury with 18G-14A-32PTS.

He’s coming off a 2011-12 season in which he scored a career-high 40 goals and was named to his first NHL All-Star Game.

As for the other injured Pens…

Sidney Crosby (broken jaw) skated prior to practice today, along with Neal and Paul Martin (hand).

Evgeni Malkin is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He didn’t play on Sunday against Floriday, saying he re-aggravated an old issue.

  1. Stiller43 - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    GENO reportedly said he feels good and hopes to play wednesday night.

  2. malkinrulez - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Good news on Nails Pens gonna need everyone healthy to hoist the cup

  3. theageofquarrel - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Welcome back Real Deal!!!

  4. chanceoffleury1 - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Good news! Especially since Crosby and Martin were both skating, too!

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