Its official Sidney Crosby will not attend the NHL 2011 All-Star Weekend festivities in Raleigh January 28th to the 30th, the Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed that he will continue his recovery from a concussion.
General Manager Ray Shero commented in his announcement. “Sidney is making progress in his recovery but still is not completely symptom-free, the Penguins organization has decided that he will not attend the NHL All-Star Weekend and instead will continue to relax and recuperate in the hopes of returning to our line-up soon.”
“I know Sidney is very honoured to have been selected by the fans to appear in the All-Star Game, and he was happy to attend the festivities two years ago when he couldn’t play because of a knee injury,” General Manager Shero said. “However, in this situation when he has not even skated for two and a half weeks and still has not been cleared to resume physical activity, we think it’s best for him to focus totally on his recovery.
Crosby will miss his ninth straight game on Tuesday when the Penguins and the New York Islanders go head-to-head.
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Sidney Crosby Talks to the media about his condition