Sidney Crosby Returns for Penguins vs. Capitals Game 5 After Concussion

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby takes part in a practice session during the NHL hockey playoffs, Friday, May 5, 2017, at the team practice facility in Cranberry, Pa., Butler County. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will have Sidney Crosby back in the lineup as they try to close out the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinal at the Verizon Center on Saturday. 

Per Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop, Crosby will play after clearing the concussion protocol. 

Kasan's report also noted the Penguins are getting Conor Sheary back after he missed Game 4 with a concussion, as well. 

Crosby has had concussion issues that have lingered throughout his career. He missed the first six games of the 2016-17 regular season due to the injury. 

In the first three games of the series against Washington, Crosby had totaled four points, including two goals in Game 1. 

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