Crosby has resumed skating, no target date for return


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Sidney Crosby -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

CALGARY, Alberta -- Sidney Crosby's rehabilitation from surgery to repair a sports hernia has moved to the next level.

Mike Sullivan said Monday that Crosby has been back on skates for nearly a week, although there still is no target date for him to return to the lineup.

"Sid has been skating for, I want to say, this is Day 6 that he's been on the ice," Sullivan said after the Penguins' practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "He's making progress in his rehab process, so we're encouraged by where he's at. As he gets closer (to playing), we'll update you."

He added the Penguins have not pinpointed when they hope he resumes playing -- "Not right now" -- and that "we're just taking each day as it comes, but we're certainly encouraged with his progress to this point.

"Obviously, the fact that he's skating again -- and has skated for a handful of days now -- is really encouraging."

Crosby had his operation on Nov. 14, at which time it was announced that he was expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.

He has five goals and 12 assists in 17 games.

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