06 May, 2017
The Penguins lead 3-1 in the series and have a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Washington Saturday. Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion after the game and was ruled out for Game 4.
Much like Crosby, Sheary participated in full practice this morning.
Left winger Conor Sheary, who also suffered a concussion on Monday, returned to practice as well. And while he didn't absorb any hits, Crosby made contact with teammates during full-ice drills.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is expected to provide an update on Crosby's status for Saturday's Game 5 after practice.More news: Awesome mixes: Tracing the art of song selection through cinematic history
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. He needed almost two years to recover from one sustained in January 2011, and missed two weeks when he was diagnosed with a concussion last October.
Crosby, widely recognized as the best hockey player in the world, will provide a big lift as soon as he's back in the lineup. "That's a pretty common play", Crosby said Friday. "I trust the process you have to go through, and whenever it's time I'll be ready". "I understand the importance of making sure you're good before you come back".
Further to his health, Crosby said there was no knee or other lower-body injury on the controversial play that concussed him.
"Mentally, I just have to be prepared to play if I get that call", he told the Tribune-Review.