Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined his teammates on the ice Friday, but admitted he is still bothered by concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby also noted that he is "getting better" after skating for more than 30 minutes during a light practice in Pittsburgh.
Crosby is dealing with a treatable soft tissue injury that is causing swelling in his top two vertebrae. The 2007 NHL MVP has not played since Dec. 5 due to concussion-like symptoms.
The 24-year-old Crosby had been sidelined for 10 1/2 months before making a dramatic return to the lineup on Nov. 21, scoring two goals and adding two assists versus the New York Islanders.
Crosby collected two goals and 10 assists in eight contests before he was shut down again. He suffered the initial injury in January 2011.