March 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) waits for the puck drop on a face-off against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Injury Updates 4/15: Crosby, Martin, & Neal Skate Monday


Michelle Crechiolo and Sam Kasan of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ website reported that injured forwards Sidney Crosby, James Neal and defenseman Paul Martin skated Monday with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar – .

Crosby, who has been out since March 30th with a broken jaw, was on the ice for about 37 minutes in full gear and sporting a jaw protector.

There is still no timetable for the captain’s return; however, his decision to accompany the Penguins on their recent three-game road trip indicates he might be on the verge.

Neal has missed the past three games with a concussion and skated in full gear as well for about 32 minutes. The top-six forward took an elbow in a game against the New York Rangers April 5th and is now reported symptom-free, but still has no timetable.

Martin was the only one wearing a track suit Monday Morning. He was the last one to leave the ice, skating for 39 minutes.

The comeback defenseman hasn’t played since he broke a bone in his hand March 28th and like Crosby and Neal, he too has no timetable for game-action.

The Pens next game is at home against Montreal on Wednesday.

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