Nearing return, Crosby joins Pens’ optional skate

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby participated in an optional skate Tuesday morning and is nearing a return after undergoing left wrist surgery in September. Crosby skated in an individual workout first, then joined his teammates for the morning skate for the second time in four days. The team announced at the time of the procedure that Crosby would miss a minimum of six weeks, but that mark passed last week.