by Tony on 04/29/11 at 03:41 PM ET
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is meeting with the media after today’s post-season meetings with the coaching staff, and has confirmed what many had suspected: He suffered a setback last week.
“I was working out and skating, but had a little bit of symptoms so I had to take a step back,” Crosby said. “All the stuff that comes with it. Up to that point the progression had gone pretty well, but at the same time I still wasn’t ready.
“(It’s) frustrating. My expectation was that I wouldn’t play, but I was trying to make sure that if there was any chance and it was possible to comeback, that I was ready and did everything I could to be ready for that. It’s frustrating and disappointing. You can’t really control any of that. All I can control is what I was doing off the ice and trying to rehab. Unfortunately it didn’t work out.”
Crosby also indicated that he now believes he suffered two separate concussions from the David Steckel and Victor Hedman hits on Jan 1st and 5th, respectively.
- Evgeni Malkin estimated that he could have returned if the Penguins had reached the Conference Finals. Malkin’s knee surgery was not as intensive as previously thought.
- James Neal is headed to Slovakia to represent Team Canada in the World Championships.
- Penguins’ Head Coach Dan Bylsma was nominated as a finalist for the Jack Adams trophy, along with Nashville’s Barry Trotz and Vancouver’s Alain Vigneault.
- Max Talbot, when asked about his future with the Penguins, stated “Ray will talk to Dan and we’ll see if I’m still in the plans”.
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