Crosby expects to play again this season

Crosby, out of action since early January, still doesnít have a timeline for his return but is...

Crosby, out of action since early January, still doesnít have a timeline for his return but is confident his season is not over. (QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 4:08 PM ET

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby expects to play again this season, even though his post-concussion symptoms linger.

Crosby, out of action since early January, still doesnít have a timeline for his return but is confident his season is not over.

ďIím getting better, itís just slow,Ē Crosby said on NHL.com. ďThatís the tough part, the progression. Everything is improving, but itís just at a slower rate than Iíd want it to be. Thatís kind of something, like I said, thatís out of my control and you just hope with time and, hopefully, (itís) the quicker the better.

ďBut thereís no timetable. Itís whatever. Itís impossible to kind of gauge or really put a number of days on it or a timetable.Ē That said, Crosby knows thereís a possibility his post-concussion symptoms wonít clear up in time to get back on the ice this season. He recently returned to Pittsburgh after visiting his parents in Nova Scotia but isnít close to skating again.

ďYou know what? That could happen,Ē he said of not playing again this season. ďBut am I sitting here packing it in? No. I hope Iím back and, geez, I hope I play this year. Like I said, Iím expecting to play this year.Ē Despite missing five weeks, Crosby is still fourth in league scoring with 66 points. He hasnít played since being driven into the boards by Victor Hedman during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Jan. 5.


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