"We'll see how he responds (to practicing) and go from there", Sullivan said.
The fact that Crosby has already been cleared for contact is a promising sign that he may be available for Game 5 on Saturday.
"It's hard to say", Crosby said. But that history can not predict how Crosby will recover from his most recent concussion, Alessi said. He missed the Penguins' Game 4 win Wednesday but has skated for three consecutive days and said he "felt good" after finishing Friday's practice.
Crosby skated on his own on Thursday while recovering from a concussion. "I mean, that's pretty common, pretty common play, I think for the most part", Crosby said. One such name Fleury had on the back of his mask was a nod to Matt Niskanen a former defenseman of his from 2011-14.
No. 87 then addressed the incidents that led to his concussion. It was speculated that Crosby could miss a prolonged period of time due to his history with concussions.
Crosby weighed in with his opinion on Friday, and he took the high road in doing so. "Sometimes they come around quickly, other times they don't". Crosby said the collision isn't "one that happens too often", but later added "it's really tough to gauge that one".
Crosby on play that concussed him: Said Ovi slash was normal/trying to prevent a goal, and Niskanen things were just happening fast.