Pittsburgh got really good news earlier in the day as superstar and captain Sidney Crosby returned to the ice for the first time in more than a month during the day's morning skate.
He has been out since developing concussion-like symptoms following a December 5 game against Boston. It's still unknown when Crosby will be cleared to practice. He said his symptoms are "a lot better" but added that he's not symptom-free.
The 24-year-old missed more than 10 months after suffering a concussion last January, and only returned to action November 21. In eight games played this season, Crosby has two goals and 12 points.