ETOBICOKE, Ont. --
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma
will not ask Sidney Crosby
how he's feeling or how he's progressing until he sees him in Pittsburgh when it's time for training camp.
Crosby continues to work out in and around the Halifax, N.S. area, but he has not been cleared for contact and the Penguins aren't sure if he'll be ready to participate with the club when training camp opens next month.
"I'm not the coach that will say I haven't thought of (what it would be like if Crosby wasn't ready for training camp), but I think our team understands and knows how we're going to play when everyone is not healthy. Part of our success last year was just that."
-- Dan Bylsma
"Especially in the summertime, I try not to get involved in this type of, 'How are you feeling' conversation," Bylsma told NHL.com from the NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp, where he's serving as a coach. "There are things I would normally talk about with Sid and those are the captain's stuff like scheduling with the team. If I was to talk to him now, I wouldn't say, 'How do you feel today?' I would say, 'Where are you now?' I would ask, 'When are you coming to Pittsburgh?' I would ask, 'How many fish did you catch up in Nova Scotia?' "
If Bylsma comes off as easygoing in regards to Crosby and his lingering post-concussion symptoms, it's because he won't allow himself to worry about what training camp will be like if No. 87 is unable to participate.