Recovering Sidney Crosby has full practice with Penguins

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Four days after suffering a concussion in Monday's Game 3 against the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates participating in a full practice on Friday afternoon.

Forward Conor Sheary, who also missed Game 4 with a concussion, also joined his teammates for practice. There didn't appear to be any limitations on either of them during practice.

Crosby took line rushes with wingers Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist. Sheary was on the third line with Nick Bonino at center and Bryan Rust on right wing.

Sidney Crosby feeding teammates the puck during first full practice after Monday's concussion.

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Penuins coach Mike Sullivan is expected to provide an update on Crosby's status for Saturday's Game 5 after practice.

Penguins goalie Matt Murray (lower-body injury) participated in an on-ice workout session earlier in the morning on his own.

Crosby suffered a concussion when he was cross-checked in the head by Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen. Crosby had lost his balance on a scoring chance when Caps star Alex Ovechkin whacked him with his stick.

Crosby has dealt with multiple concussions during his career, including one against Washington in the 2011 Winter Classic that he needed nearly two years to fully recover from. He missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.

Even without their star, however, the defending champion Penguins beat the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday to take a 3-1 series lead.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.