Penguins welcome back Sidney Crosby, look to eliminate Capitals
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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins?was back in the lineup on Saturday night after passing his concussion test. Crosby started as the Penguins looked to close out the? Capitals?in Game 5 at Washington.? Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games this season. On Monday night, he took a cross-check to the head from Washington's Matt Niskanen in Game 3 in Pittsburgh and missed Game 4 on Wednesday. He skated in full gear on Thursday and took part in a full-contact practice on Friday, taking rushes with usual linemates Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist. Earlier Saturday, Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby had a few good days but that the team's 3-1 cushion would not impact how the team handled its star. "We trust our doctors and the process that they go through, and when they tell us that these guys are healthy and are cleared to play, then that's all we need to know,'' Sullivan said....
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