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Sidney Crosby looked pretty spry for a retired guy with both a fractured skull and a brain tumor as he took the Consol Energy Center ice with the rest of his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates on Wednesday. He wore a white helmet as the rest of Penguins donned black lids, an indication that hockey's most bankable star hasn't fully recovered from a concussion that's sidelined him the past nine months. Let's repeat part of that, just for emphasis: Hockey's most bankable star hasn't fully recovered from a concussion that has sidelined him for the past nine months. A concussion. Not a fractured skull. Not a brain tumor. Not the numerous other rumored ailments that have filtered across the Internet since Crosby suffered blows to the head in successive games last January. "I probably didn't need this to happen to know things are followed pretty closely," Crosby said after the Pens' final practice stateside before their opener in Vancouver on Thursday. "You are always learning, though. I ...
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