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Insider Only Look for Crosby presser to be positive about long-term recovery but more of an unknown for immediate future

Just a few weeks after seeing leading concussion specialists for second opinions, Sidney Crosby will address reporters on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m., for the first time since late April.
Crosby’s health has been a daily topic of rumors and speculation and Crosby is not holding a media session tomorrow to announce he will shut it down for the season or claim that he will be ready for the start of the 2011-2012 season.
Due to the “unknown”, no specific timetable is expected to be revealed and it remains to be seen how indepth Crosby will get regarding his condition.
What could we expect?

In the past 10-to-14 days, there has been some small steps of progress and encouraging signs as Crosby has resumed skating after shutting down on-ice workouts for a short period last month, which has led to a belief that the media session is going to be somewhat positive and upbeat regarding Crosby’s long-term health based on multiple evaluations from doctors in the past month.
Crosby last played an NHL game on January 5, 2011 and as of a few weeks ago, the biggest hurdle for Crosby was his inability to get through strenuous workouts without any symptoms.

Upcoming Coverage
*Players report to training camp on September 16th and the first on-ice practice will be September 17th for the Penguins.
Starting this Friday I will be getting back into the swing full-time, with the first camp preview being posted on Friday. The Inside the NHL blog will also be updated daily starting on Friday with the latest news and rumblings around the league and I will be back with “The Daily Five” starting next Monday so look forward to that as hockey is just upon us.
Notes
Single-game tickets for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2011-12 regular season at CONSOL Energy Center will go on sale Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
More than 2,000 tickets will be available for each game.
Tickets will be available for sale online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 1.800.745.3000.
The Penguins open their 41-game home regular season schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 11 against the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. The Pens play three home games in five nights that week – including Thursday, Oct. 13 against the Washington Capitals and Saturday, Oct. 15 against the Buffalo Sabres, both at 7 p.m.
The Penguins have sold out 210 straight home games, including every game for four full seasons.
The team again capped season ticket sales at 15,000 in order to make tickets available for fans who want to purchase individual games – as well as groups who want to buy tickets, and students who want to take advantage of the popular Student Rush program
For more information on Penguins tickets, please visit www.pittsburghpenguins.com or call 412.642.PENS or 1.800.642.PENS.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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