Sydney Crosby practices with Penguins

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MONTREAL (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have caused him to miss most of the NHL season.

Coach Dan Bylsma felt with Jordan Staal and Simon Despres ready to resume skating after their injuries, it was better to include Crosby in the main practice rather than have him skate on his own.

Crosby moved with plenty of energy and took part in every drill. But he says he is not ready to resume practicing regularly with his teammates.

Bylsma said forward Tyler Kennedy was sent back to Pittsburgh to be examined for a lower-body injury.