Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will travel with the team as it opens the season on the road but does not expect to play, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday.
Crosby has not played since Jan. 5 due to a concussion. He returned to the team during training camp and has been participating in skating drills but has not been cleared for contact. The team placed Crosby on the injured reserve list Monday.
According to the report, Crosby will be with the Penguins as they visit Vancouver on Thursday, Calgary on Saturday and Edmonton on Sunday.
Crosby told the newspaper he does not expect to be cleared for contact during the trip, and the team has given no timetable for his return.
Crosby had 32 goals and 34 assists in 41 games last season.