Mar. 22, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) walks onto the ice before the game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Penguins won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Injury Updates 4/16: Crosby, Malkin, Neal & Martin


Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby, James Neal, and defenseman Paul Martin skated for the second consecutive day with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar – according to Sam Kasan of the Pens’ website.

Martin worked on his own with Kadar prior to Crosby and Neal taking the ice.  The defenseman now has been skating since April 11th, after undergoing surgery March 31st for a broken bone in his hand.

Following Martin’s departure, Crosby and Neal began their session.

Crosby continues to wear the clear jaw-protector at the workouts, becoming comfortable with it as days pass.  The captain has not played since being struck in the face by a deflected Brooks Orpik slap shot early in a game March 30th.

Neal was reported symptom-free by head coach Dan Bylsma Monday and worked alongside Crosby.  He has not played since suffering a concussion April 5th against the New York Rangers.

Forward Evgeni Malkin practiced with the team Tuesday but did not participate on any line activity – per Kasan.

The reigning MVP continues to heal a nagging shoulder ailment that has bothered him since last month when he took a hard hit in a game March 9th from Toronto forward James Van Riemsdyk.

Malkin is still considered day-to-day.

All four injured players do not have set timetables.

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