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Crosby cleared for light workouts

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Sidney Crosby has reached the next stage in his recovery from a concussion, being cleared for light exercise.

Crosby received the clearance Sunday.

"Sidney Crosby is cleared to do very light exercise as part of his functional rehab, and until he progresses, he will not go to the next level for that," coach Dan Bylsma told reporters Monday.

When asked to define light exercise, Bylsma said: "Light rehab is very light exercise. Moderate, very moderate biking activity. He's been on the ice, but literally, he's in track pants, (going) up and down the ice, not in a workout-type mode. It's very light activity, and that's part of what the doctors have prescribed as his functional rehab at this point. Again, progressing to the next level means he has to get better in certain areas, and he's going through that process right now."

Crosby will miss his 10th game Tuesday when he sits out the Penguins' game at the New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN2). He also missed All-Star Weekend after being the leader in fan balloting for the game.

Crosby hasn't played since being hit into the boards during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 5. His 32 goals and 66 points are second in the League to Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos in both categories.
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