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Penguins Star Sidney Crosby Cleared For Contact Today

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sindey Crosby was cleared for contact today, according to the team’s official Twitter account.

Crosby has been participating in the non-contact portion of the Penguins practice for the past several weeks in an attempt to comeback from a concussion that has threatened his career.

The 24-year-old, made a brief comeback in late November from the concussion that forced him to miss 68 consecutive games from 2010-11. The star center was originally cleared for contact Oct. 13 and in his first game back against the New York Islanders, the 24-year-old tallied two goals and two assists. After just eight games, however, Crosby was put back on the injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms.

Crosby originally suffered during the Winter Classic when the Penguins matched up against the Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day 2011.