CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has returned to practice, but his status for next week's playoff opener remains uncertain.
Crosby hasn't played since breaking his jaw last month. He took part in non-contact drills on Friday, wearing a protective facemask that he'll likely keep on for the duration of the postseason.
The NHL's second-leading scorer says he feels good and he's not concerned about the layoff. Crosby has undergone several dental procedures over the last four weeks to help repair some of the damage and admits he can tell something's a little off.
The Penguins have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh will get back injured defenseman Paul Martin and forward James Neal for the regular-season finale on Saturday against Carolina.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Penguins vs. Ducks Pick Are the Anaheim Ducks going to secure a home win tonight as a small favorite versus the Pittsburgh Penguins? Game...
Thumbnail Golden Knights vs. Predators Pick Will the host Nashville Predators be able to notch a win tonight at 8PM ET in a tough matchup with the Las Vegas Golden...
Thumbnail Ducks vs. Kings Pick Can the Los Angeles Kings pick up another win over an in-state rival when they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 10:30PM ET?

NHL Team Pages