Crosby practices with Penguins, return uncertain

"I feel good", Crosby said at the team's training facility in Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

Crosby was held out of Wednesday's Game 4, which the Penguins won 3-2.

It is undoubtedly great news to see superstar Crosby skating and practicing again so quickly after suffering yet another concussion.

The two-time Stanley Cup victor was tagged with his fourth career concussion in Pittsburgh's Game 4 win over the Capitals.

Much like Crosby, Sheary participated in full practice this morning. If he can't play, Saturday would mark the 115th game he has missed in his career for concussion-related issues.

He didn't rule out playing in Saturday's playoff game against Washington but added that it's not up to him. He missed 48 games with a concussion in 2010-11, 20 games in the first half of 2011-12, 40 more games in the back half of that season, and then six games at the start of this season after he was concussed during training camp.

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Crosby, widely recognized as the best hockey player in the world, will provide a big lift as soon as he's back in the lineup.

While Crosby appreciates the concern about his condition given his concussion history, he stressed he's not rushing back. "I trust the staff and process".

He called the Ovechkin slash "a pretty common play" but stopped sort of classifying Niskanen's in a similar fashion.

"I think I'll be a game-time (decision) tomorrow", Sheary told reporters.

Further to his health, Crosby said there was no knee or other lower-body injury on the controversial play that concussed him.

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