Sidney Crosby To Join Penguins In Washington, Will Skate On His Own
Sidney Crosby will join the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in Washington, but will not play or practice with the team, the Penguins tweeted today.
#Pens coach Bylsma: Sidney Crosby will join team tonight in Wash and will skate on his own during trip. No timetable for return—
Pittsburgh Penguins (@pghpenguins) January 11, 2012
Crosby, 24, made a brief comeback in late November from a concussion that forced him to miss 68 consecutive games from 2010-11. The star center was cleared for contact Oct. 13 and in his first game back against the New York Islanders, the 24-year-old tallied two goals and two assists. After just eight games, however, Crosby was put back on the injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby originally suffered during the Winter Classic when the Penguins matched up against the Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day 2011.