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Crosby cleared for practice, expected to skate with Pens tomorrow

Apr 25, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chris Kunitz #14 of the Pittsburgh Penguins talk prior to a faceoff during the third period on February 28, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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There was another big development in Sidney Crosby‘s return from a broken jaw on Thursday, as the Penguins captain received clearance to start practicing.

Here’s more, from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Crosby, who has not played since his jaw was fractured by a deflected shot March 30, received clearance today to resume practicing with his teammates and is expected to do so Friday.

That is a significant step in his recovery, although no decision has been made on when he can try to play.

Crosby is expected to meet with the medical people overseeing his recovery again next week, at which time such a determination could be made.

Molinari reports Crosby “definitely” won’t play in Saturday’s regular-season finale against Carolina, but dressing for Game 1 of the playoffs has not been ruled out.

Also, Molinari writes that Pittsburgh will “almost certainly” open its postseason at home on Wednesday, May 1 (the playoff begin on Apr. 30).

That would give Crosby an additional day to prepare himself for a return to game action — and every day of prep would be beneficial, given Crosby only resumed skating in mid-April.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Glad to see Sid back

  2. steelcity333 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Now lets see if the morons who said Sid wouldn’t be back this year have anything to say about the latest news.

  3. steelcityfranchise - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    The rest of the league just pooped their pants.

  4. Stiller43 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    The rich get richer!

  5. whammy71 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Time to plan the parade!

    Lets see……start at the train station…..down Grant…..a right onto the Boulavard……down to the Point!

    Yeah….that sounds about right!

    • laxman1944 - Apr 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM

      Bad Karma…….

    • jpelle82 - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      shut up whammy. its like calling a perfect game heading into the bottom of the ninth or mentioning the word shut out with 2 mins left in the third. you just dont do it, stop.

      • whammy71 - Apr 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

        Whatever douche! Pens are stacked like the 98 Yankees (125-50, including post-season). They better win the Cup or the season was a complete failure. Maybe you should nad-up, grow a pair and have some confidence in your team.

        Only 3 losses to PO teams this year (Leafs, Islanders, Rags)

        Quit being a puss and back your team!

  6. haterzinc - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Playoffs!!!!!!! (Herm Edwards voice)

    • jubbijokinmi - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      You mean Jim Mora voice.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        Whoever thumbed that down is a terrible human being.

  7. biffnasty - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Glad Cindy is back, the refs were getting tired of not hearing anyone whine about everything. In his time off for a minor injury, Cindy took full advantage by giving gummers as well as practicing his diving and embellishment skills.

    • handsofsweed - Apr 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      Why is it that you have so many posts that contain a fantasy about h0m0erotic sex acts between you and Sidney Crosby?

  8. Stiller43 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Biffnasty,

    I’d like to see you take a quarter of the punishment any nhl player takes, and then dare to call anyone soft, or say taking a slap shot to the jaw is a minor injury…jackass

    • bmoreredfury311 - Apr 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      Mike Knuble, played w/a broken jaw and more games,( 24/7 Caps vs pens) then Cindy. Stop praising this guy, like he just walked on water.

  9. Nofoolnodrool - Apr 25, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    biffnasty | Apr 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT
    Glad Cindy is back, the refs were getting tired of not hearing anyone whine about everything. In his time off for a minor injury, Cindy took full advantage by giving gummers as well as practicing his diving and embellishment skills.

    Your room temperature IQ is revealed by your post as well as your jealousy at not being as good as Sid….sssh sit by your dish till you get your kibble and bits.

    • biffnasty - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Lol..good one, wonder how long it took you to come up with such comedic gold

  10. davidsmj22 - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Thank you biffnasty. Couldn’t have said that better myself. Enjoyed the time without Cindy prancing around.

  11. bman7206 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Pens first round exit. Sid gets slapped.

  12. cheesesteak75 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Highly doubtful with the talent and focus this team has! Shero added a ton of leadership and sured up the D with Crankshaft. Not to mention adding Vokoun in the off season!

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