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Penguins star Crosby shakes off foot injury, plans to play against Montreal @NHL

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby practised Tuesday despite having a bruised right foot and plans to play Wednesday night against Montreal.

Crosby did not practise Monday, two days after a shot by Anaheim defenceman Francois Beauchemin deflected off his skate during the first period of Pittsburgh's 5-4 victory. Crosby was in considerable pain, but returned to the game within a few minutes.

"The swelling has gone down and I felt pretty good," said Crosby, who does not plan to wear any protective padding in his skate.

Crosby, the NHL's leading scorer and most valuable player last season, has one point in two games.

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