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Penguins F Crosby hopeful of skating Friday

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not suffer a concussion after taking his latest big hit and should skate again by Friday.

Crosby sat out Thursday's game against Philadelphia and will skip Saturday's game against the Islanders. He will miss the games as a precaution following a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz in Monday night's loss to Boston.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says doctors have told Crosby there is "no indication of a concussion" following the blow. The 24-year-old Crosby suffered from concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months this year.

The 2007 MVP has two goals and 10 assists in eight games since his return. He could be available when the Penguins host Detroit next Tuesday.

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