Penguins star Sidney Crosby cleared for contact as concussion-like symptoms abate

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby. — Associated Press file photo

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact, a big step toward his return from concussion-like symptoms.

Crosby went through drills with his teammates on Tuesday, the first time he’s been a full participant in practice since the symptoms returned after a loss to Boston on Dec. 5.

The 24-year-old Crosby says he will play at the moment he is symptom free, but there remains no timetable for his return. The Penguins continue a four-game homestand on Wednesday against Toronto.

Crosby missed more than 10 months following a pair of hits to the head in January 2011. He had two goals in his season debut against the New York Islanders, his only goals in the last 14 months.

Organizations: Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders

Geographic location: PITTSBURGH, Boston

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