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Washington Capitals' David Steckel, right, takes a faceoff against Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby during the second period of the NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The Winter Classic's television ratings in the United States were up from last year even though it was postponed because of rain. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Washington Capitals' David Steckel, right, takes a faceoff against Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby during the second period of the NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The Winter Classic's television ratings in the United States were up from last year even though it was postponed because of rain. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

No timetable set for return of Penguins' Crosby Add to ...

Sidney Crosby is still feeling the effects of his concussion and it is too soon to discuss a possible return date for the NHL's leading scorer, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said on Wednesday.

"I believe he's getting tested again this week, and he's getting better," Bylsma told reporters ahead of Wednesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens. "But we're not going to progress forward until the symptoms subside."

Bylsma initially said on Jan. 6 that Crosby, who leads the NHL with 66 points, would be sidelined for at least a week.

Crosby fell to the ice following a blindside hit to the head during the Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day but his injury is being linked to a hit by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman during a Jan. 5 game.

The Penguins have lost all three games played without their captain, who leads the league with 32 goals and 66 points, and have been outscored 10-3.

Pittsburgh are three points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for top spot in the Eastern Conference.

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