Crosby back on the ice
Sidney Crosby was in full pads and skating with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates during Thursday’s off-day skate, days after he sustained the fourth reported concussion of his career.
Crosby was forced out of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal on Monday after he was hit in the head by the stick of Caps star Alex Ovechkin and then cross-checked high by defenceman Matt Niskanen. The team announced on Tuesday that Crosby had sustained a concussion in the 3-2 overtime loss.
The Penguins won Game 4, 3-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series without Crosby in the lineup. Game 5 is on Saturday in Washington.
Crosby missed a good chunk of two seasons after he battled postconcussion syndrome from a collision, also against the Capitals, in 2011. The Pens were also without Crosby for the first game of this regular season due to a concussion.