Third Post for testing

August 15, 2011: 3:24 PM EST 
Crosby hasn't played since he was diagnosed Jan. 6 with a concussion after absorbing hits in back-to-back games.

He hasn't talked to the news media this summer, but he has been training near his offseason home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Penguins haven't ever announced Crosby has been cleared to play, but his progress has been enough that he was scheduled to be included in the Penguins' annual season-ticket delivery, plus the league media day, both in September.


"He hasn't had to be shut down this summer, and he's pushing pretty hard," Shero said. "Having said that, he's expected in (Pittsburgh) a week before camp and we will see where he is then."
Shero provided the Crosby update in response to a Twitter posting by Sirius producer and hockey blogger Josh Rimer that he heard from three sources that the Penguins star won't be ready to start the season because of lingering concussion symptoms.

Shero confirmed that Crosby experienced some intermittent symptoms, but nothing that forced him to stop training. "He's been going very hard," Shero said.


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