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    Crosby visits specialists after suffering from headaches




    Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has visited multiple specialists recently as he attempts to shake lingering post-concussion symptoms. The team says there is no timetable for his potential return to the ice.

    CTV News reported Monday that Crosby suspended his training after suffering a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms and wouldn't be ready when the Penguins open camp Sept. 16.

    Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, denied the report, but the team said Wednesday that Crosby began suffering from headaches again when his workouts reached 90 percent.

    "We always knew this was going to be a progressive recovery -- based on how he felt," Brisson said in Wednesday's statement. "With a concussion, there is not a finite recovery period like with a shoulder injury or a knee injury. That's why we've never even set a specific goal for a return date like the start of training camp or Oct. 1 or anything else. He will play when he is symptom free."

    Crosby hasn't played in a game since Jan. 5, missing the end of the regular season and Pittsburgh's first-round playoff loss to Tampa Bay as he recovered from a concussion. Crosby said in April he would be back for training camp, but Brisson and Penguins general manager Ray Shero have both reiterated there is no timetable.

    "I appreciate all the support I've received from my family, friends, teammates and fans and from the entire Penguins organization," Crosby said in a statement released by the team Wednesday. "I know they only want the best for my health, and for me to be fully ready when I return to game action."

    Crosby was in the midst of an MVP-type season before the injury, with 66 points (32 goals, 34 assists) in 41 games. He sustained hits in consecutive games in early January before being diagnosed with the concussion. He flirted with returning during the playoffs before a series of setbacks kept him off the ice.

    According to the team, Crosby is expected to arrive in Pittsburgh within the next few weeks to be evaluated before the start of camp.

    The Penguins open training camp on Sept. 16 and play their first regular-season game on Oct. 6, but Brisson said Crosby’s return won’t be dictated by dates or games. He will play whenever he is ready – whatever that date may be.


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    Sidney Crosby visits concussion specialists
    By Mike Brehm, USA TODAY
    Updated 3h 21m ago

    Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has visited specialists in Michigan and Georgia recently to monitor his progress as he attempts to come back from a concussion, according to a report on the team website.


    "We've had him see leading specialists because we want to make sure he gets the best care possible," his agent, Pat Brisson, told pittsburghpenguins.com. "The Penguins always encourage their players to get second and third medical opinions and have been very supportive of this. And we've been talking to (general manager) Ray Shero every step of the way."

    The specialists expect a full recovery, but have set no timetable.


    Crosby hasn't played since he received hits to he head in back-to-back games in the Jan. 1 Winter Classic and on Jan. 5. He has been working out this summer. But when he got to 90% exertion in his workouts, he started having some headaches again, according to the website. At that point, his doctors and trainers altered his workouts accordingly.

    "We always knew this was going to be a progressive recovery — based on how he felt," Brisson said. "With a concussion, there is not a finite recovery period like with a shoulder injury or a knee injury. That's why we've never even set a specific goal for a return date like the start of training camp or Oct. 1 or anything else. He will play when he is symptom free."

    Reports in recent weeks said that Crosby has had his training shut down because of the return of concussion symptoms. The team and Crosby's camp had denied that.
    "We wish we could provide more specific details about Sidney's recovery, but a concussion is a different kind of injury," Brisson said. "It's not something you can check with an x-ray. And you can't predict a precise recovery period. It's all about the way he feels.

    "He has been feeling a lot better, but we want to give him all the time he needs to make a full recovery. He's only 24, and he's got a lot of great years ahead of him."
    Crosby is expected to return to Pittsburgh in a couple weeks. The Penguins open training camp on Sept. 16 and start the season in Vancouver on Oct. 6.
    Crosby hasn't talked to the news media during his training this summer. But he released a statement through the website.

    "I appreciate all the support I've received from my family, friends, teammates and fans and from the entire Penguins organization," Crosby said. "I know they only want the best for my health, and for me to be fully ready when I return to game action."


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    Penguins captain Sidney Crosby expected to make a full recovery
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been visiting leading concussion specialists around the country and is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced tonight on its website.

    The release said, however, that there is no timetable for when he will reach full recovery from his concussion, which was diagnosed Jan. 6 and sidelined him for the rest of last season and the playoffs.

    "I appreciate all the support I've received from my family, friends, teammates and fans and from the entire Penguins organization," Crosby said in the statement. "I know they only want the best for my health, and for me to be fully ready when I return to game action."

    The team said Crosby was training on- and off-ice but began having headaches again when he reached 90 percent exertion. His workouts then were altered accordingly.

    The Penguins open training camp Sept. 16 and the regular season Oct. 6, but his agent, Pat Brisson, said it's not known if Crosby will be ready for those.
    "We would appreciate patience and understanding at this time," Brisson said.

    "There has been a lot of speculation swirling over the past several weeks. We wish we could provide more specific details about Sidney's recovery, but a concussion is a different kind of injury. It's not something you can check with an x-ray. And you can't predict a precise recovery period. It's all about the way he feels.

    "He has been feeling a lot better but we want to give him all the time he needs to make a full recovery. He's only 24, and he's got a lot of great years ahead of him."


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    Default Re: Sidney Crosby Visits Specialists After Suffering From Headaches

    Thanks Steckel... you piece of ****!!!

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    Default Re: Sidney Crosby Visits Specialists After Suffering From Headaches

    Right, Hedman had nothing to do with this.

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    The messed up part for me is that, I've actually worried about this a lot after Sid & Geno's 1st seasons. The whole "what if they get hurt badly enough that their careers and lives are in jeopardy?"...that was a legit concern of mine very early with those two just because of how careless players have been the last 20yrs in the NHL.

    I hope Shanahan puts the fear of whatever players believe in with his punishments, I want to see players scared into respecting their fellow players again.

    I guess it can happen to any player, well IT CAN happen to any player. 1st game of the season, Ryan Getzlaf can break his leg in 3 places while falling awkwardly, Ryan Miller can pull a muscle in a workout and end up like Dan Blackburn, etc. **** can be so **** random sometimes.

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    Default Re: Sidney Crosby Visits Specialists After Suffering From Headaches

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    The messed up part for me is that, I've actually worried about this a lot after Sid & Geno's 1st seasons. The whole "what if they get hurt badly enough that their careers and lives are in jeopardy?"...that was a legit concern of mine very early with those two just because of how careless players have been the last 20yrs in the NHL.

    I hope Shanahan puts the fear of whatever players believe in with his punishments, I want to see players scared into respecting their fellow players again.

    I guess it can happen to any player, well IT CAN happen to any player. 1st game of the season, Ryan Getzlaf can break his leg in 3 places while falling awkwardly, Ryan Miller can pull a muscle in a workout and end up like Dan Blackburn, etc. **** can be so **** random sometimes.
    I've said it hundreds of times, and I'll say it again: The istigator rule is the culprit. I'm not so sure players respected each other any more or less than they do now. (Take a look at Eddie Shore's career for example.) They didn't and will not respect a front office either. What they did respected was the hammer. Guys like Sean Avery, Matt Cooke, half the Vancouver Canucks can run around, and take the liberties that they do, because they will never have to face a an Engelland, Brashear, or McIntyre if they don't want to. Get rid of that **** istigator rule, and you'll see some of these little pricks calm down in a hurry. If you're worried about the big guys pummeling someone directly over a perfectly clean hit, then suspend/fine him after the fact. These guys tend not to make as much, so hitting their wallets will make them think a little.

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    It's not so much the instigator rule, that just helps enforcers solidify their job security if anything at this point. The last thing I want is a 1 dimensional player that has nothing to contribute but fighting to get more ice time and dressed for games instead of a useful player. Sure it'd be nice to see MacIntyre come out on the ice just brutally **** up someone that took a run at Sid, Geno, or any other player...but then who's to stop the other team's goon from doing the same by going after Neal and whailing on him?

    The instigator rule gone won't suddenly bring back respect. Players are trying to throw big hits because fans love it, it shows up on tv and on youtube, it's that culture right now. Back in the day, players had respect because they knew not only were they going to get their *** handed to them by a fighter, but that it will come back to haunt them by firing that other team up.

    These days, when you see your comrade nailed...you sort of get ****ed and do something stupid to retaliate instead of trying to get back at them on the scoreboard. For me the start of the lack of respect wasn't during Lindros getting nailed or the dirty hit on Kariya by Suter or whatever, it was when I saw Dion Phaneuf as a Flame, hit Okposo when 2 Flames players were already checking him and knocked the puck loose...Dion Phaneuf came in and nailed him for no other reason than just throwing a big hit.

    Back in the day, a huge hit meant something, that the puck carrier needs to pay attention or that he's not allowed in our zone without punishment, these days, a huge hit is just a huge hit for the sake of throwing a huge hit and the player most of the time...will be in a vulnerable position. Maybe it's the era I grew up and that I've played it basically my whole life, you see a guy in a vulnerable spot, you let up and shove the guy, there are ample ways to send your message to "keep your head up son" the guy, you know what I mean?

    If a player has his head down and he's entering my zone, I'll throw a hip check and have him fly over me instead of driving my shoulder into his head. Or I'll stand him up with a stiff arm (football style) or cross check him in the chest which should be legal in that situation.

    Players want to be popular, they want the fans to love them, they want to be legends on youtube, so they look for hits in vulnerable situations - that's a massive lack of respect.

    This is where I am hoping Brendan Shanahan who played the game gritty but wasn't really a guy that didn't have his disrespect moments either (he whined in Hartford like a ***** and had his dirty moments), but he can make his 1st suspension a heavy duty one that scares the players into respect.

    First player to hit someone in a vulnerable situation when he could have hit him differently should get a 5 game suspension and the highest possible fine to the player and another separately to the team for not educating its employee on the safety of the game.

    That's 3 fold.

    1. the player is missing 5 games, losing salary there.
    2. the player is getting fined on top of that, going to the fund that the NHL/NHLPA have.
    3. the team is getting fined as well, will now start questioning themselves if they want to have a player around like that.

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    Default Re: Sidney Crosby Visits Specialists After Suffering From Headaches

    It's not so much the instigator rule as it is the penalties dished out. If, for example, Matt Cooke (whom I like btw) should take a player into the boards with intent to injure,the penalties should at least match theamount of time the injured player is out. Sid is out for the season? So should have been Steckel. Granted there is a lot of subjection either on the part of the officials or the commish, but it would go a long way to making players think about what they are doing. Simply suspending someone for 5 0r 10 games when the person he hit is out for 30 or 40 games isn't much of a deterrent.

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