PITTSBURGH — One interesting development for the Penguins this morning.
The Penguins have announced that Sidney Crosby skated for the first time this morning, going through a 15-minute skate.
According to the Penguins, Crosby skated for about 15 minutes, stickhandling through some cones and shooting a few pucks. It is believed that he went through a “very” light skate.
Crosby has missed the past 29 games and remains out indefinetely. This is the first positive development for Crosby who has been sidelined for over two months as he hasn’t been able to shake off post-concussion symptoms.
Crosby is expected to speak with the media today at some point about today’s skate.
Elsewhere on the Pens front, going through light workouts this morning include injured players Eric Tangradi (concussion), Brooks Orpik (broken finger) and Mike Comrie (hip). Tangradi has been skating on his own for a few days now.
The disappointment for Tangradi is that he’s not eligible to play in the AHL playoffs this spring.
Arron Asham, as expected, has been cleared to practice with the team this week. He has been free of post-concussion symptoms for over 10 days and should be available to return to the lineup within a week.