Sidney Crosby Injury Recovery Continues: Penguins Star Won't Rule Out Friday Return

Sidney Crosby may finally be ready to return to the ice in a real live NHL game. One month after returning to full-contact practice with the Penguins, Crosby said Monday that there is a possibility he could suit up against the against the Dallas Stars on Friday. Of course, he hardly made a guarantee.

 "That's a possibility," Crosby said of the Stars game. "Just like however many games left there are (also are a possibility). ... Everyone else's guesses are as good as mine."

The fact that Crosby is acknowledging that a return could come sooner than later is encouraging, at least more so than a week ago when he ruled himself out entirely for the Pens' trip out west. Still, the star admitted that he hasn't thought about a particular return date, and that he is still day-to-day after meeting with team doctors. 

This isn't the huge news that fans have been waiting for, but at least it seems as if Crosby's recovery is moving in a generally positive direction. 

For more on Crosby and the Pens, check out SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation's Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh.

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