Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who missed the team's 1-0 victory over New York on Wednesday night, was absent from the team's Thursday practice at Southpointe.
Crosby has been bothered by a sore groin he suffered last Sunday in Washington. The injury forced him to leave practice early on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is still listed as day-to-day and his status is unknown for Friday's showdown with the Chicago Blackhawks.
"I just took a rest and we'll see (Friday) how I feel," Crosby said. "When you're dealing with a groin you have to be cautious. I hope that it goes away soon."
"My understanding is that it’s day-to-day," interim head coach Dan Bylsma said. "We’ll keep evaluating it day to day. He’ll get treatment tonight. We’ll come to the rink and he’ll get treatment tomorrow. We’ll see how he is. We’re going forward. I don’t have anything more than that."