Sidney Crosby to Return Thursday for the Penguins

Published 03/13 2012 11:48PM

Updated 03/13 2012 11:54PM

PITTSBURGH, PA - Sidney Corsby will return to game action Thursday, when the Penguins travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the Rangers.

The Penguins captain told the media on Tuesday, that he has been symptom free since resuming full contact practice on March 6.

Crosby returned to game action for the first time this season back in November after more than nine months but believes this time he will be better prepared.

"I think it's just easier going through it this time." Crosby said.  "I know what to expect. The first game was overwhelming. I'll take a little more in stride this time and make sure I'm getting better every game but also make sure I pace myself especially with the schedule."

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