PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated on Monday as he continues his slow return from a second battle with concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby took the ice along with injured teammates Simon Despres and Jordan Staal, well before the rest of the Penguins returned to work following the All-Star break.
Crosby spent All-Star weekend in Pittsburgh after traveling to Los Angeles to visit neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray, who reported that Crosby suffered a neck injury as well as a concussion in January, 2011.
Crosby hasn't played since concussion-like symptoms returned against Boston on Dec. 5. General manager Ray Shero said during All-Star weekend he remains optimistic Crosby will return this season.
The Penguins entered the break the hottest team in the league, winning seven straight. They host Toronto on Tuesday.