Sidney Crosby plans opening skate

Updated: September 16, 2011, 3:21 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is planning to skate at the team's first on-ice session of training camp Saturday morning.

"I'm cleared to practice without contact so that's good news for me. Excited to get going," Crosby said Friday morning after team physicals were conducted. "Pretty happy with the way things have gone the last week or so. The exertion's been pretty high and that's where I'm at right now."

The star center has not played since Jan. 6 because of concussion ...

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