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Crosby doesn't skate after "not feeling well"

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

DENVER - Sidney Crosby was scheduled to take the ice today in Colorado, but did not end up skating because he wasn't feeling well.

Crosby also did not skate on Thursday, which was a scheduled day off for the Penguins captain.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said they are hopeful that they will get Crosby into a full team practice on this trip. He skated on his own Tuesday before joining the morning skate ahead of Pittsburgh's game against the Golden Knights that evening.

From there, the original plan was for Crosby to practice on Wednesday in Vegas, but the team ended up having a mostly optional practice. So he skated with forward Nick Bjugstad (core muscle) and defenseman Justin Schultz (lower body) ahead of the scheduled start time before being joined by a few other Penguins.

"We thought we were going to get him in one the other day in Vegas, the day that it was for the most part, an optional skate," Sullivan said. "We thought that was the right decision for the team, just based on the circumstances. We're trying to make the best decisions for the team but we're also hopeful that we can get Sid into a full team practice here."

The Penguins are scheduled to practice on Saturday in Arizona before taking on the Coyotes on Sunday.

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