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Sidney Crosby, Seeking Clearance For Contact, To Meet With Doctors 'This Week'

Ten months have passed since Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was last able to play. A concussion suffered in January ended his 2010-11 season early, and he's yet to receive clearance to take the ice, even as the Penguins have gone through training camp and started another season.

But all that may change soon. Though previous reports that he'd meet Tuesday with a medical team to determine his readiness for full-contact hockey proved to be premature, the Penguins' cornerstone is indeed close to receiving that medical evaluation. Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports:

Sidney Crosby not seeing doctor today. "This week," he said. Still no contact for now. #Penguins

Even without Crosby, the Penguins are off to a strong start, leading the entire NHL in points (five) with a 2-0-1 record.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more word about Crosby's progress as it becomes available. For complete coverage of the Penguins, please visit Pensburgh.

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