Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Penguins C Crosby Returns To Practice

Pittsburgh (AP)-Penguins center Sidney Crosby back on the ice Monday for the first time since missing 29 games with a concussion. But if you're looking for the return date of Pittsburgh captain, he is still guessing whatsoever.

"I have no idea," said Cruz. "I do not think too much at that time. I just want to improve. It is part of how. I kind of take that step and see how it goes."

Crosby, who played last Jan. 5 in a 8-1 victory against Tampa Bay, practiced at full speed for about 15 minutes at a Consol Energy Center. He was an easy drive. He participated in a live skating around cones, and took some pictures on the net, so good.
"I had good days here the last couple and I was able to get on a bike and a little exercise. I had no symptoms to do, "Crosby said. "I had the opportunity to skate, the doctors said I could give it a try and see how I feel. So I did it today and we look forward to how it goes."

Penguins without Crosby and Evgeni Malkin injured forwards (knee) has been afloat in the race in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They have 88 points and is three behind first place Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh plays at Ottawa on Tuesday.
Crosby all the time to wait.

"Yes, it's frustrating, but at the same time, when you go through all these things, I think the most important is that you feel normal and are able to do things and work out of doing all things every day you generally able to do as a hockey player, "said Cruz." I realize that this is a process, but is a step in the right direction. This is not to say that today I will not have symptoms, and I have to kind of step back. This could also happen, so I think I'm pretty realistic about it. "

Crosby back on ice comes weeks after surprising radio report in Toronto, with host Bob McCown launched the idea that some family members tried to convince him to retire. The concept was quickly denied.
"This report is false," Pat Brisson, Crosby, an agent told Rogers Sportsnet. "It was never ever discussed in retirement."

Crosby's father, Troy, has also responded to demands.

"We're just trying to make it healthy again," he told ESPN. "How ever long that takes is how long it will take."

Crosby even asked after practice on Monday, if he ever considered retirement through this process. His answer was quick "no."

Crosby's injury problems began on January 1 Winter Classic against the NHL's Washington Capitals is Heinz Field. He hit the former capital of David Steckel later in a 3-1 victory in Washington. Crosby scored the Penguins next game 'against the Lightning, when he struck Victor Hedman. Later, he admitted to post-concussion symptoms.
"Yes, it's definitely scary," said Crosby. "But think about it or stay is not really going to change anything. It is necessary to ensure, as I said, listen for yourself and see what happens. To give doctors and things like that most of the information may be how you feel. And to trust them, what you say is going to happen, and it has become. So all is well in this way and it is a matter of time, and I expect everything better. This is what you have dealing with injuries and when his head even more. But it was a kind of learning in this way. "

As Crosby and Malkin injuries, the Penguins increased their offense around the negotiation deadline. They bought the James Neal from Dallas Stars and Alex Kovalev from the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins have won two of the last three, and four points in five games this month.
"I was here every day, and I've been around the guys. 'Was very surprising to see a lot of character we have," said Crosby. "I think all the adversity that we had, the guys have really done an amazing job just focus on what they did there.

"They are flexible, and this is something that says a lot about our team."