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Crosby won't play in Penguins' opener

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
 

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby confirmed the inevitable following practice at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.

Although he continues to take part in practices, Crosby will not be cleared to start the season when the Penguins open in Vancouver on Thursday.

"No," Crosby said. "I wouldn't expect it."

Although there is a sense of optimism that Crosby could return soon, no one in the organization expected him to play in Vancouver.

He practiced for an hour in Detroit and continues to feel good. Since the start of training camp, Crosby has skated almost every day and has reported no concussion-related symptoms.

Crosby intends on making the trip to Western Canada with his teammates. The Penguins leaves for Vancouver on Tuesday.

Crosby said that he consults with his concussion team, on average, every few days.

 

 

 
 


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