Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was back on the ice on Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery for a broken jaw, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette reports this morning.
Crosby spent about 35 minutes on the ice, along with forward James Neal and defenseman Paul Martin, working with conditioning coach Mike Kadar. Crosby, who apparently was in full gear on the ice, was also wearing a plastic shield to protect his jaw.
The current NHL scoring leader has been out since March 30 after suffering a broken jaw when he was struck in the face by a puck in the first period against the New York Islanders. Crosby was caught off guard but a shot from defenseman Brooks Orpik that appeared to be deflected before catching Crosby on the chin.
Despite missing the past two weeks with the injury, Crosby remains the NHL's scoring leader with 56 points. There is no timetable for his return, however, while neither Neal or Martin are expected to take part in the full practice with the team this week.
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