Crosby skating, but return to lineup still pegged for mid-March

Updated: February 8, 2008, 12:49 PM ET
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At this point, any instance of Sidney Crosby skating on his injured right ankle has to be a welcome sight for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Crosby continued with his light skating prior to Wednesday's practice at Mellon Arena, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. According to the newspaper, Crosby has skated lightly the past few days.

The NHL's reigning MVP suffered a high right ankle sprain after crashing into the rear boards leg-first in a Jan. 18 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was ruled out of action for six to eight weeks, or until mid-March, meaning he'll miss most of the remainder of the regular season.

The Penguins emphasized Wednesday there is no updated prognosis for Crosby's return, the Tribune-Review said.

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