Sidney Crosby Injury Update: 'Concussion-Like Symptoms' Still Sideline Pittsburgh Penguins Star

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Pens coach Dan Bylsma said Sidney Crosby has done "light exercises" since his concussion symptoms flared up again, according to a report, but he has yet to play.

The long road back from a concussion Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby suffered nearly a year ago continues. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma told the media Wednesday that his star player "is doing light exercises" but is still suffering from "post-concussion symptoms," according to NHL.com.

Crosby first got the concussion on Jan. 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He didn't return to the ice until Nov. 21, when the Penguins blanked the New York Islanders, 5-0, behind two goals and two assists from Crosby. He appeared in all of the Pens' next seven games, but has yet to play since. NHL.com notes in his last game, a Dec. 5 outing against the Boston Bruins, Crosby "absorbed multiple hard hits," contributing to this setback.

At 21-11-4 for 46 points, Pittsburgh is tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for No. 2 in the Eastern Conference; coincidentally, those two teams are set to battle Thursday evening. Evgeni Malkin's 42 points ranks No. 2 in the NHL, while James Neal's 21 goals are good for No. 3. The emergence of those two players has kept Pittsburgh in contention despite Crosby's prolonged absence.

For more on the Penguins, please visit Pensburgh, SB Nations' Penguins blog.

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