Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/6/12
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Yahoo! Sports NHL columnist Nick Cotsonika marked a dubious anniversary on Thursday: One year to the day that Sidney Crosby was hit from behind by Victor Hedman. The ensuing concussion recovery kept the Pittsburgh Penguins captain out through the end of last season until Nov. 21 of this season. Crosby returned with a 4-point night. He had 12 points in eight games. He hasn't played since Dec. 5 after a post-concussion symptom relapse. I want to believe, perhaps naively, that Crosby will be back this season. He's been around the team. He's been pushing himself in training. He's said this recovery isn't of the magnitude of his previous journey back to the NHL. Ultimately, the decision will be made regarding what's best for Crosby. It'll be a decision influenced by his brain-trust — his father, his agent, maybe even that "chiropractic neurology" doctor who put a guy with a brain injury in a spinning chair. It's a decision the Penguins will have to abide by. But they have a decision of t...
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