There was some good news and some bad news at Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Thursday.
Sidney Crosby may have taken another step towards returning, as he skated with his regular linemates, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis.
Crosby has been out of action for one month with a broken jaw.
After the practice, Crosby told the media that his status hasn't changed and he's still not cleared to play. He also stated that he has no scheduled appointment with his doctor.
James Neal however, was not at practice. The 25-year-old left Pittsburgh's 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday with an ankle injury.
Also, Jussi Jokinen practiced with the team after leaving Wednesday's game with an apparent knee injury. Islanders forward Marty Reasoner was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct on the play but will not face any further discipline from the league.