Crosby skates with top line, first power play unit at practice

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated alongside his normal line mates, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, during the Penguins’ practice Thursday morning.

Channel 11’s Bill Phillips reported Crosby also worked on the top power play unit, something he hasn’t done since returning from injury.

Crosby hasn't played since taking an errant shot to the face in a game against the Islanders on March 30. He met with a doctor on Tuesday and while the doctor was pleased with Crosby's progress, he still has not received clearance to play.

After practice, Crosby told Channel 11’s Rich Walsh that he still hasn’t been cleared to return to game action.

Crosby said he was doing more at practice because he wanted to get reps for when he does eventually come back.

According to Crosby, he doesn’t have any set meetings scheduled with his doctors, but he said they are in constant communication.

Game 2 is Friday at 7 p.m.