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Penguins captain Crosby expected to provide update on progress of his recovery

Tuesday, 09.06.2011 / 3:38 PM / News

The Canadian Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is expected to provide an update Wednesday on the progress of his recovery from a concussion.

Crosby, who hasn't played since suffering a head injury in January, will speak to reporters at CONSOL Energy Center, the NHL team said Tuesday.

Crosby has seen concussion specialists around the United States this summer. They have been monitoring his progress as he tries to shake headaches and other concussion symptoms.

No specific timetable has been set for his return to the ice.

The 2007 NHL MVP made progress over the summer and took part in his normal off-season workout program that includes skating, shooting, stickhandling and off-ice work.

However, when Crosby got to 90 per cent exertion in his workouts, the headaches returned. At that point, his doctors and trainers altered his workouts accordingly.

Training camp opens Sept. 16 and Pittsburgh plays its first regular-season game Oct. 6.

Agent Pat Brisson has said Crosby's return won't be dictated by dates or games.

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