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Crosby tired but healthy after season debut

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby says he's symptom-free the day after his electric season debut.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star participated in a spirited hour-long practice Wednesday, barely 12 hours after he capped his 10-month comeback from concussion-like symptoms with two goals and two assists in a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders.

The 24-year-old felt the usual postgame soreness but nothing more. He plans to meet occasionally with his medical team to monitor his progress but doesn't anticipate needing regular testing unless something develops.

Crosby remains uncertain how heavy his workload will be in the near future, saying adrenaline had a lot to do with him playing nearly 16 minutes. The Penguins host St. Louis on Wednesday.

Coach Dan Bylsma stressed there are still 61 games left in the season.

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