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Crosby practices, still awaiting OK from doctors

Apr 26, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

Crosby at practice Getty Images

As expected, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced with teammates Friday for the first time since his jaw was shattered on March 30.

Despite the positive step, there’s still no official timeline for his return. (It’s been reported he could be back for the playoffs.)

“(Returning) is not really up to me,” Crosby said, per the club’s website. “I’ll just keep talking with the doctors. It’s something they have to feel comfortable with the healing. As soon as they say the word, I’ll be ready to go.”

Crosby had “a couple root canals” yesterday, but “it wasn’t a big deal at all,” he said.

In other Penguins injury news, head coach Dan Bylsma announced that defenseman Paul Martin (hand) and winger James Neal (concussion) will play Saturday versus Carolina.

Image via the Penguins.

  1. thehairychestsportsblog - Apr 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Doctors would tell him to lay off checking and physical play, but im sure they have watched him play before. #Glass jaw Sid

    • pdmjr - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Let me smack a puck at 40-60 MPH at your balls. Then we can talk about glass jaws and manhood

      • drone501 - Apr 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM


    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Hard to check people when you’ve always got the puck on your stick though, isn’t it?

    • crosberries - Apr 26, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      “He’s gotta pay the troll toll to get into that little boys hole” danny devito always sunny

  2. JoeAvg - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    For cryin’ out loud Sid, wash that hat!

    • chanceoffleury1 - Apr 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      He’s a man of superstition! Just remember, for Crosby the 15 game winning streak hasn’t ended yet. He still hasn’t lost a game since February.

  3. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Hopefully we wears the cage throughout the playoffs. Especially if the Pens see the Islanders in Round 1…bad juju there.

  4. thehairychestsportsblog - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Gary bettmans poster boy, Pierre McGuire pleasures himself to 87 every night before he goes to bed.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Are you seriously going to use this article as an excuse to post 50 separate barbs about Sid for attention? There was another guy that does that…you remind me of him, a good bit…

      • JoeAvg - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        Don’t feed the trolls. It’s the reason they do it. Ignore them.

      • biffnasty - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:24 PM

        Close….but i would have mentioned the fact that it was a monir injury which he took his time coming back from bc he enjoys giving gummers so much

    • thehighcountrybear - Apr 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Hell no, keep up the good work hairy…

      A bit of colour, attempt at humour, no witless four letter invective in absence of reasoned response…works for me!

      There’s nothing worse in a sports blog than the dry-assed pedants reading and hearing commentary in the print media, the internet, from game panels or from in-game calls, then passing it off as their own intellectual property while seeking approval and gratification from a thumbs-up…? What poor, vacuous soul needs to define life with yes or no, white or black, yin or yang…hell, it’s binary, ones and zeroes, but primarily zeroes?

      These are the same anal retentive clowns bound by need to criticize everything in the lists from grammar to spelling…

      The first thought entering their button-down brains when someone fails to slobber in appreciation at their teams or their favourite players is the term ‘troll’…misused in every sense of its original meaning!

      The term ‘troll’ is in its essence, the automatic out for those ill-equipped to participate in dialogue outside their limited realms!

      List police, the cyber-space answer to booger hooking nerds dressed in sensible Walmart gear prowling blogs in search of approval from their herd…

      • crosberries - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

        Did you say you like anal??

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        I’m pretty sure he said he likes anal, yah

  5. Stiller43 - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    I love anyone talking about how how sids soft for a 6 ounce chuck of HARD frozen rubber probably around 60-80 mph to his FACE, breaking his jaw, and knocking out a bunch of teeth…lets see how many of you tough guys are willing to do that and then come back quicker than he did. If you do it, we can say youre “manlier” than sid. If you fail, or dont wanna try, then shut the F up.

  6. csimonetta9 - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I really hope Sid is able to make a full comeback and play like he did earlier this year. Imagine if Washington ends up playing the Penguins in the playoffs somewhere down the road. The Sid-Ovi rivalry will be 10 times better then with all the adversity they have been through.

  7. bman7206 - Apr 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Prob needs to wait for his tampon to dry up.

  8. penzfan329 - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Highcountrybear is the definition of troll. Or dbag..

    • drone501 - Apr 27, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      id like to see gary bettman break high country bear like a shotgun, if you know what im sayin.

      • drone501 - Apr 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM

        meant break him DOWN like a shotgun.

  9. thehighcountrybear - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Nice stuff…but predictable and repetitive?

    D minuses all round girly boys…you wouldn’t last two minutes in a locker room north of the forty ninth where repartee is elevated to an art form!

    When does ‘big nurse’ show up with your meds and your nightly dose of saltpetre…

    • crosberries - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      You talk about sad comebacks then give you ‘ole “why I otta”. Your so tough you win.

  10. mp1131211 - Apr 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Are the photos you are using getting of lesser and lesser quality or is it just me? I think this was snapped from an iPhone

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