According to coach Mike Sullivan, Sidney Crosby, who did not participate in the Pittsburgh Penguins Game 6 defeat to the New York Rangers, skated with the team on Saturday.
According to ESPN sources, Crosby was ruled out of the 5-3 loss due to a concussion. The Penguins have only stated that he suffered an upper-body injury after being struck hard by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Crosby took part in the optional session and did not wear a non-contact jersey, but Sullivan would clarify whether his star had been cleared for contact. Crosby also skated solo with skills coach Ty Hennes on Friday.
Crosby recorded nine points in the Rangers’ first five games.
Returning to the ice and Saturday’s lineup included starter goalkeeper Tristan Jarry, who has yet to play in this postseason series due to injury, and winger Rickard Rakell. He hasn’t played since taking a heavy hit in Game 1.
Sullivan did, however, inform reporters that all players will fly to New York for Game 7 on Sunday.