PITTSBURGH (AP) - Injured center Sidney Crosby will practice with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they open training camp on Saturday.
When he returns to game action is another story.
"Seeing Sidney Crosby on the ice in that jersey and at practice, it's always good to see that," coach Dan Bylsma said in Friday. "He'll be out there with his teammates participating."
Which is a positive step, certainly, for the captain who was victimized by hard hits in successive games Jan. 1 and 5 and was forced to miss the rest of the regular season and the first-round series vs. Tampa Bay with a concussion.
But there is no telling when Crosby will take the ice with the team in a game. The Penguins open the preseason on Wednesday vs. Detroit, and open the regular season vs. Vancouver on Oct. 6.