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Streaking Penguins surging into second half

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated on Monday as he continues his slow return from a second battle with concussion-like symptoms.

Crosby took the ice along with injured teammates Simon Despres and Jordan Staal, well before the rest of the Penguins returned to work following the All-Star break.

Crosby spent All-Star weekend in Pittsburgh after traveling to Los Angeles to visit neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray, who reported that Crosby suffered a neck injury as well as a concussion in January, 2011.

Crosby hasn't played since concussion-like symptoms returned against Boston on Dec. 5. General manager Ray Shero said during All-Star weekend he remains optimistic Crosby will return this season.

The Penguins entered the break the hottest team in the league, winning seven straight. They host Toronto on Tuesday.

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