Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby Is Symptom Free, Targets Sunday Return

March 6th, 2012 by Ryan O'Leary Leave a reply »

According to multiple reports, including the Sporting News, Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby is declaring himself free from post-concussion symptoms.

Via Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, barring any setbacks, Crosby could return to the Penguins lineup in time for their game at home against the Bruins.

Crosby has been out of the Penguins' lineup since December after suffering from recurring concussion-like symptoms following a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz against those same Boston Bruins.

Despite Crosby playing just eight games this season, the Penguins have the second-most points in the Eastern Conference this season (83) behind the New York Rangers (91) with 17 games remaining.

In those eight games, Crosby recorded 12 points and the Penguins were 5-2-1.

Nobody feels sorry for a Penguins team that has gone 34-19-4, and is riding a current six-game winning streak in Crosby's absence.

Evgeni Malkin's ascension to the top of the points lead and James Neal's best professional season make it hard for any fan of another franchise to pity the Penguins.

Regardless, the addition of C ...

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