Sidney Crosby, Tristan Jarry, and Rickard Rakell skate during optional practise; no word on Game 7 status


Coach Mike Sullivan revealed that Sidney Crosby, who did not play in the Penguins’ Game 6 defeat to the New York Rangers, participated in a practise session on Saturday.

According to ESPN’s sources, Crosby missed Friday’s 5-3 loss because of a concussion. On Wednesday night, he was hit in the upper body by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba during Game 5 of the Penguins-Rangers series.

Crosby took part in the optional session and did not wear a non-contact jersey, but Sullivan would not clarify if the star had been cleared for contact or not. On Friday, Crosby worked with skills coach Ty Hennes one-on-one.


In the first five games versus the Rangers, Crosby scored nine points.

Getting back on the ice is another option. After missing the first two games of the playoffs because of injury, starting goaltender Tristan Jarry returned to action on Saturday, as did winger Rickard Rakell, who hasn’t played since suffering a serious head injury in Game 1.

At the end of Game 6, Sullivan confirmed to the media that all of the players will be making the trip to New York for Game 7.


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