Crosby skates with team at Friday Penguins practice

"You relay how you feel and they kind of direct you from there". Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion after the game and was ruled out for Game 4.

No. 87 then addressed the incidents that led to his concussion. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Sid the Kid is not the type of player to miss a potential series-clinching game. It's still uncertain whether he will be available for Game 5 on Saturday night in Washington. Crosby missed 108 combined games between 2011-12 with injuries, and to expect him to come back for Game 5 may be optimistic.

Crosby has dealt with multiple concussions during his career, including one against Washington in the 2011 Winter Classic that he needed almost two years to fully recover from.

While Crosby appreciates the concern about his condition given his concussion history, he stressed he's not rushing back. Washington coach Barry Trotz called it "a hockey play".

Crosby skates with team at Friday Penguins practice

Still, it depends on how Crosby, 29, feels after those taking bumps and hits, which is why the team has termed him day-to-day. "I trust the staff and process".

When asked Friday if Crosby's recovery would be treated differently if it were the regular season and the games mattered less, Sullivan said "no" before adding that "the priority has always been on the health of our players first and foremost, and that will never change".

"Having gone through this, I'd like to think I'm pretty aware of my body at this point", Crosby told reporters.

With Marc-Andre Fleury playing so well, Murray can take his time getting back.



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