TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Crosby skates before Penguins' road trip

Penguins/NHL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
 

-- Sidney Crosby skated apart from his Penguins teammates for about an hour Friday at Southpointe and later accompanied the club on its road trip to Boston for a game today and New Jersey on Sunday. Coach Dan Bylsma said Crosby, who hasn't played since Dec. 5, also will skate before those games. The Penguins are 13-10 since Crosby went out of the lineup.

-- Bylsma said right wing Arron Asham, who hasn't played since Jan. 15, continues to suffer from concussion-like symptoms.

-- Center Jordan Staal and defenseman Simon Despres are participating in off-ice workouts but are not skating, Bylsma said. "They are progressing," he said. "Sometime next week will a possibility (for when they return to the lineup)."

-- Bylsma said newly acquired center Cal O'Reilly will play this weekend on a line with Steve Sullivan and Tyler Kennedy. "It's a little bit more of an offensive-looking line," he said. O'Reilly, who had two goals and four assists in 27 games with Nashville and Phoenix before the Penguins claimed him off waivers Wednesday, also will skate on the second power-play unit.

-- Bylsma cut short his post-practice meeting with reporters while battling laryngitis. He said it was not the result of yelling at his players. "We had an exceptional practice, so I don't have an explanation," he said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins trade Sutter to Canucks, sign free agent center Fehr
  2. Penguins to appear on national TV 18 times in 2015-16
  3. Sutter: Staal effect felt on 3rd line with Penguins
  4. New Pens winger Fehr ready for defense-first role
  5. Rossi: ‘Hockey guy’ Sutter will be missed
  6. Penguins bring in analytics expert from Carnegie Mellon
  7. Pens assistant GM Fitzgerald leaves for Devils
  8. Reliving the moment a decade ago that shifted the Penguins' history