Crosby took the ice just before the start of Pittsburgh's 9 a.m. practice at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins captain, who did not wear a red no-contact jersey, skated for about 50 minutes before leaving practice as Pittsburgh began a 3-on-3 scrimmage between the blue lines.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford had announced Thursday that Crosby and center Evgeni Malkin would be held out of training camp practices due to unspecified injuries sustained during their offseason training. Coach Mike Johnston said neither injury was believed to be long-term. He said Crosby's issue was not related to the wrist injury that Crosby played through last season.
Crosby said the decision for him to practice was made Friday morning, and that he does not think the injury would have held him out of a regular-season game.