Crosby feels good, but won't rush return

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby says he's been symptom-free since being cleared for contact, but remains in no rush to get back from the concussion-like symptoms that have sidelined him since early December.

Crosby skated with his teammates on Friday and says he's pleased with the way his body is responding, but that he's still not ready to put a date on his return. The Penguins host Florida on Friday night and face the defending Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Crosby said, earlier in the week, it was possible he could play against the Bruins, but isn't sure he's been bumped around enough by his teammates. Pittsburgh cancelled practice on Thursday, though Crosby was able to skate with a couple of Penguins during an informal workout.