Crosby resumes regular duties at Pens practice.


Sidney Crosby looked like a player Thursday.

For the Penguins’ practice at Consol Energy Center, Crosby took regular shifts with his usual linemates – LW Chris Kuntiz and RW Pascal Dupuis.

Crosby also worked with the first-team power play.

Crosby had done neither of those in previous practices since he was cleared medically.

The Penguins lead a first round playoff series with the New York Islanders, 1-0. Game 2 is Friday at home.

Crosby said he was not cleared medically to play in Game 1 on Wednesday night, but he skated Thursday morning and returned to join the Penguins after spending a brief amount or time in area where medical offices are located.

Crosby has not played a game since March 30 because of a broken jaw, which was surgically repaired the next day.

A look at the Penguins’ lines at practice:


Beau Bennett-Evgeni Malkin-Jarome Iginla

Brenden Morrow-Brandon Sutter- Matt Cooke

Tanner Glass-Jussi Jokinen-Craig Adams

RW James Neal did not practice Thursday. He did not finish Game 1 after taking a hit from Islanders D Travid Harmonic. Neal is believed to have a lower-body injury.

All other players practices for the Penguins, including D Brooks Orpik, who also did not play in Game 1. Orpik is out with a lower body injury.

–Rob Rossi