Crosby returns to Penguins practice

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Big development out of Montreal this morning during Penguins practice: Sidney Crosby skated with the team without a non-contact jersey, playing right wing on a line with Steve Sullivan and Cal O’Reilly.

Crosby was on the line replacing Tyler Kennedy, who left Sunday’s 5-2 loss in New Jersey with what’s believed to be a foot and/or ankle injury.

More, from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

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(Just to stoke the fire a little more: Crosby and fellow injured center Jordan Staal practiced on the second power-play unit with O’Reilly, Paul Martin and Matt Cooke.)

Sportsnet’s Louis Jean notes this is Crosby’s first official practice since his latest setback and while the club said there’ no timetable for his return to games this week, seeing No. 87 return to practice is an intriguing development.

The Montreal game is the last of Pittsburgh’s current four-game road trip — the Penguins will have four days off before their next game, a home date against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.