Crosby: ‘I feel like I'm getting there’
|Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby smiles at a reporter's question during a news conference at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Jason Cohn)
Injured Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby took part in a non-contact scrimmage for season-ticket holders Sunday.
Crosby, who's trying to shake off the effects of post-concussion syndrome, still hasn't been cleared for contact but that wasn't an issue in the scrimmage, which focused mostly on set plays and faceoffs. He also took part in the shootout at the end of the workout.
"It was very controlled," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said of the scrimmage. "It wasn't much of a display of skill, lines or matchups."
Still, Crosby said afterwards that he is encouraged by his progress as the start of the regular-season nears. He hasn't experienced any of the setbacks he had during off-season workouts.
"I feel like I'm getting there," Crosby said. "The last few weeks have been great. I've come a long way and I'm looking forward to getting back soon."