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Sidney Crosby certainly knows a thing or two about concussion.
With that in mind, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain offered his advice to concussed New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal.
"I think (Staal should) be patient. That’s the most important thing," Crosby said. "There are days you feel really good and there are days it feels you really haven’t progressed that much.
"So you look at the good days as little victories, and you make sure you build on them, but I wouldn’t come back until you’re 100 percent. That’s my advice; however long it takes, it’s worth the wait."
Staal was concussed after he was checked by his brother - Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal - during a game in February. He managed to play out the season before he was experiencing symptoms during summer workouts.
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According to Jim Cerny of Blueshirts United, Marc Staal said the following to reporters: ”I think the rate of improvement the last month or so, I feel like I’ll be back (this season).” Other quotes from Staal: “That’s the plan. I just want to make sure I’m healthy to get to back and start playing.” [...]
New Washington coach Dale Hunter professed great admiration for Sidney Crosby and knew seven years ago that he would become a great player.
Sidney Crosby will face the Washington Capitals for the first time since last year's Winter Classic on New Years Day, where he was on the wrong end of a hit to the end that ultimately caused him to be sidelined until late last month.The Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) have gone 8-0-1against the Washington Capitals since the second round of the 2009 playoffs, including a 3-2 overtime...
According to Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants, Derek Stepan told the media he will play tonight against the Lightning. Stepan participated in the morning morning skate today after sitting out yesterday following taking a puck to the ankle on Thursday. After apparently skating gingerly early in practice, Stepan was able to get up to speed. Stepan will not wear anything extra in...
Update, 12:45 p.m.:Andrew Gross adds that while its been a couple weeks without headaches for Staal, he still has bad days sprinkled in....in other words, still no where near ready to play.Update, 12:31 p.m.:Rangers anounce that Andre Deveaux has cleared waivers and is being assigned to the Whale....was actually really surprised with the talent level of Deveaux, but with the way...
On Sidney Crosby's Return To The NHL
WASHINGTON -- Sidney Crosby had gotten at least one point in each of his previous 11 regular-season visits to Verizon Center. Not this time. He had been involved in almost every one of the games in an 11-0-2 streak Washington had built against the Penguins, too. That streak's over, too.
Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) @ Washington Capitals (12-10-1)
TV: ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-Wash
Verizon Center - Washington, DC
This will be Sidney Crosby's first game against the Capitals since "the incident." It's Dale Hunter's second game behind the Caps' bench. He'd love to get his first win as an NHL head coach...
Sidney Crosby's gifts are many, but the most notable might be a backhand shot that is something more than complementary. It is lethal.
Sidney Crosby's absence did little to diminish the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, but his return certainly increases the excitement - and could shine more of a spotlight on struggling Alex Ovechkin.
The Canes put in their first full practice today under new coach Kirk Muller, going about an hour at Raleigh Center Ice, and there wasn't much down time.
Muller had the players at a fast pace, with a lot of end-to-end skating and some physical play.
"It was uptempo, a lot of pace, a lot of focus on short passes, execution, and just supporting each other," captain Eric...
WASHINGTON--As if a Penguins-Capitals contest needed added story lines. Yet there are plenty of them going into tonight's game at the Verizon Centre, more than the usual Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin platform which the NHL used to love to...
For the second time in as many games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to beat a team with a new coach.
The Penguins look to secure a winning road trip Saturday night by keeping the struggling Carolina Hurricanes winless under Kirk Muller.
Backed by a solid defensive effort, Pittsburgh (15-7-4) improved to 2-1-0 on a four-game trek with a 2-1 win over Washington on Thursday. Though...