"If you're ready you're ready and if you're not, don't take any chances".
Crosby, 29, missed significant time during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons while recovering from post-concussion symptoms.
We know how we can play better with Sid, but we can play better without him, too, Malkin said.
Dr. David Cudmore of the Antigonish Concussion Clinic and Leona Burkey, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, both believe the resources Crosby has at his fingertips and the current concussion procedure will allow Crosby to return to Stanley Cup-winning form without the risk of long-term harm. Still suffering from a concussion, Crosby was able to get on skates and skate this week (because that's what you do when wearing skates).
Ultimately, the Washington Capitals must get off to a good start, regardless of whether or not Sidney Crosby is on the ice this Thursday.
Sidney Crosby is Dealing With Another Concussion After 3 Healthy Years.
January 2: Winter Classic, Blackhawks at Blues: Busch Stadium plays host for the first time to the NHL's marquee regular-season attraction, one of four outdoor games this season.
Were all excited to get the regular season underway and start this new challenge, Sullivan said. Carey Price. The 2014-15 Hart Trophy victor will be back in goal for the Canadiens this season, which should help glue Humpty Dumpty back together again after a tumultuous collapse from a 9-0 start last winter. But the Capitals lost three of five to the Penguins during the season, and then were eliminated by them in six games in the Eastern Conference semifinals - the seventh in eight series they've lost to Pittsburgh. "We have no bitterness toward Pittsburgh", Holtby said.
Winning a single Stanley Cup is considered by many to be one of the most hard achievements in sports. "Any bitterness is toward us, how we didn't perform well enough to beat them". "(Concussions) happen", he said.
Crosby has 338 goals and 600 assists in 707 NHL games and is widely considered the best hockey player in the world. Take fellow Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury, who missed a month of hockey after his second diagnosis of concussion last season.
"What we're really trying to do is make sure I have those interchangeable parts", Trotz said.
We've written plenty about Carolina's promising young blueline, one that, last year, featured the likes of Noah Hanifin, Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce, Ryan Murphy and Justin Faulk - all aged 24 or younger. He certainly knows they don't come every year. I think it's just kind of a constant thing. He went through a few line rushes and special teams drills but also spent a large portion of practice on the bench.
Crosby took line rushes with linemates Conor Sheary and Patric Hornqvist.
Crosby had effectively reasserted his claim to being the best player in the world.