Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Agent: Sidney Crosby being overanalyzed
By Pierre LeBrun
Another day, another bout of speculation on Sidney Crosby's status.
Veteran hockey columnist Mike Brophy of Sportsnet in Canada had tongues a-wagging with this tweet Tuesday afternoon:
"Told Crosby tried light workout and immediately saw black dots and stars. Not even close to starting light workouts again."
Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, told ESPN.com that people were overanalyzing the situation.
"He is resting right now until he is symptom-free to resume light exercise," Brisson told ESPN.com via e-mail.
Penguins GM Ray Shero, reached via e-mail by ESPN.com, said nothing had changed since Monday's update by the team.
Head coach Dan Bylsma said Monday that there was no firm date for Crosby's return.
"The schedule with Sidney, we thought he would return sometime this week. There wasn't a definite date or definite day," Bylsma said. "Right now, I haven't had a lot of contact. He's in contact with our trainer just to let him know how he's feeling and so forth. There really isn't a timeframe, as far as we're concerned at this point, of getting him back into town."
Crosby left the team late last week to be with his parents and to rest up.