Sidney Crosby skips on-ice workout because of illness

Sidney Crosby skips on-ice workout because of illness

Sidney Crosby's recovery from surgery to repair a sports hernia hit a hurdle today, but it apparently is not a major one.

He was scheduled to skate but stayed off the ice because he wasn't feeling well, Mike Sullivan said.

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He did not elaborate on the nature of Crosby's ailment, which was confirmed to be an illness, nothing injury-related.

Sullivan added that the Penguins had planned to get Crosby into a full team practice Wednesday in Las Vegas but said that fell through when the workout was made optional.

Crosby was among the handful of players who went on the ice that day.

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