Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/11

Despite some confusion following Monday's practice, the return of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby remains on hold.

Although he skated on a line with Evgeni Malkov and James Neal during Monday's practice, Crosby was officially ruled out for Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Crosby was the last player to leave the ice Monday but declined to speak to the media.

There has been increasing speculation that Crosby is getting closer to rejoining the lineup, but Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said there was no change in his status.

The confusion over Crosby's possible return stemmed from a reporter asking Bylsma if there was "no chance" of Crosby playing Tuesday, to which the coach responded: "I'm not saying that; I'm saying we'll let you know when he's going to play, and there's no change in his status."

Crosby has not played since Jan. 5 due to a concussion and is slowly working his way back to game condition. He was cleared for contact in practice Oct. 13 and has traveled with the team but has yet to play.

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