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Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:01 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 6:08 pm
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By: Adam Gretz

It's been extremely quiet on the Sidney Crosby front recently, and as the Penguins continue to struggle to score goals and win games in the face of mounting injuries, that silence was starting to lead to a lot of questions regarding his status.

The Penguins announced on Wednesday evening, just two hours before the start of their game with the Capitals, that Crosby will be joining the team in Washington and will accompany them on their road trip to Florida. Even though he is scheduled to skate on his own, head coach Dan Bylsma said that there is still no timetable for his return.

Crosby hasn't played for the Penguins since December 5 against the Boston Bruins, a game that saw him take several hits, including a center ice collision with teammate Chris Kunitz, as well an elbow from David Krejci.

The timing of this announcement, as well as Crosby joining the team on the road, is definitely interesting, if not totally bizarre. Following the Penguins' 5-1 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday night Bylsma was pressed on the issue (Crosby's status, as well as the status of defenseman Kris Letang, out with a concussion)

"He's still light exercise off the ice and hasn't gone to a different stage in his rehab in terms of his symptoms, said Bylsma in his post-game press conference.

"The injury they have is symptom based, you don't progress until those symptoms go away. Kris Letang is obviously on the ice and skating, he's progress and Sid is still in light exercise off the ice."

Crosby, of course, missed the second half of last season, as well as the playoffs and the first month-and-a-half of this season due to a concussion. In the eight games he played this season he scored two goals to go with 10 assists.

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Comments

Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:17 am
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

Sorry Irdnikademis, you just sounded pretty clueless...



Since: Apr 30, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:57 pm
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

No one makes a big deal when the Rangers players get hurt. BOO HOO! Go away mrs crosby...................
That's because no Ranger is the equivalent of Crosby!  When he is healthy, he is the best player in the NHL!  If Crosby does not return, the NHL will suffer for it.  That's how important Crosby is.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:47 pm
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

Um fitz8403.............if you are refering to me..........thank you einstein..............i knew this....


And the mintute you atart bashing a pittsburgh team they come out of the woodwork. Steel_City_Fan.... i hate PA teams, just read the story on the Filth-adelphia fans that beat a Ranger fan nearly to death. I think the NHL should had forced the pens to sell the team to pay mario. PA fans are the worst fans around. 



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

As far as I'm concerned he can comeback when Marc Savard comes back.
The Penguins got hit by karma and now have to deal with all the years of dirty deeds.
In the end you get what you deserve!!! 



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:01 pm
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

Got to love all the "tough" guys out there knocking Crosby. I didn't realize these geniuses were doctors specializing in brain injuries. Of course their comments are about as brain dead as you can get. Also I find it strange that people complain about always hearing about Crosby yet, take time to post on a Crosby article? Uh, you know if I don't like something I usually avoid it. Wow, what a concept huh? You can always tell the ones that are jealous of the successful 24 year old by the immature names they call him. How sad that grown men find the need to use grade school talk to act like they are so bad. Pathetic and yet very comical to think that they feel they are so funny with their embarrassing name-calling.



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Since: Dec 26, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:25 pm
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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:38 am
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

Maybe you are aware of this, maybe not, but did you realize that the baby pens are the Pens farm team based is Wlkes Barre?  They aren't actually refering to the Pens or anyone on the team.




Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:50 am
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

I can understand where  is coming from, but as a Ranger and some what Islander fan I get tired of hearing about sidney. The Rangers got screwed over 2 seasons ago because the refs didn't call penalties against her. Super Mario should not be owner of the pens because he gets special treatment. He made comments that would have gotten John Tortorella fined. I live in Wilkes Barre Pa, where they call them the baby pens, I get tired hearing about her. Retire already so I don't have to hear your name. No one makes a big deal when the Rangers players get hurt. BOO HOO! Go away mrs crosby...................



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:30 am
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

You're done like dinner buddy!  You didn't even get hit this last concussion as far as I could tell.  Your own guy just brushed against you.  Give it up for chrissake and all of our sakes!!!



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:26 pm
 

Crosby to join Pens on trip; still no timetable

1) Glad to see he's recovery.
2) Is it really wise to try this again after spending so much time off the ice? Especially since we know so much more on the long-term effects of concussions?
3) I hope he tries a different helmet that will protect his head better.


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