|Sid 'the Kid' returns to the ice||| Print ||
|Written by JR Bailey|
|Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:02|
Sidney Crosby will return to the ice Thursday when the Penguins take on the Rangers.
“The plan is to play Thursday," Crosby told assembeled reporters following his team's practice.
“Looking forward to getting out there,” he said.
Crosby has not played on the ice since Dec. 5 due to concussion-like symptoms. He made the announcement of his return following the Penguins Tuesday morning practice according to NHL.com.
This is Crosby’s second comeback attempt this season. TSN.ca reports Crosby had 12 points in the eight games he played after making his season debut Nov. 21 against the Islanders.
Crosby "has really, really worked hard on and off the ice the last couple of months; he’s in really good shape.”Penguins GM Ray Shero told Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
The former MVP was supposed to make his comeback over the weekend, but the return was postponed after Crosby said he needed a few more days of full-contact practice according to the Toronto Star.
Crosby suffered his first head injury during the 2011 edition of the Winter Classic game against The Washington Capitals. Current Maple Leaf player David Steckel hit Crosby with just over 10 seconds left in the second period of an outdoor game.
Crosby remained in the game for the Pens.
It was not until a few days later when Crosby, on the wrong end of another hit, started to really feel the symptoms.
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