Crosby did not practice again today but he was able to talk with the media after practice to give a small break down on what is happening and why he is not practicing.
“Not (feeling) bad. I’m not happy about watching. But I have to make sure with these sort of things that I’m careful and making sure I’m 100 percent before coming back. No timetable.
“I did my ImPACT test and it went pretty good. That was a good sign. It’s much different than previously going through that stuff. That was encouraging. I skated following day after with exertion. I just didn’t feel right. After talking with everyone I figured it was better to be cautious and not take any chances. That’s where I’m at right now.
“The ImPACT isn’t everything. You have to listen to your body on these things too. That was encouraging. My ImPACT was much, much worse after I did it in January. This is something I have to be careful with.
“Yes (I’ve had symptoms the last couple days). If I didn’t I wouldn’t be practicing.
“I’ve been doing light exertion stuff and seeing how that goes. It’s that whole (recovery) routine again, but hopefully not as long. When I wasn’t doing something for 6, 7 months that process was a little longer. Hopefully, that’s not the case here.”
These comments were straight from the Pittsburgh Penguins official website. After hearing this little bit of information, it kind of makes you wonder when he will return. It sounds as if their is no time table for return, he is just not hoping it takes 6 to 7 months. Clearly his health is the most important thing going forward. But one has to wonder at this point if this is what we will see moving forward from him.
Also, Letang, Staal, Park and Bortuzzo were still not practicing. Though they did get back Michalek and Strait. Both were cleared to practice. Park, will be out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his foot.