Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby looked fully healed from a wrist injury that slowed him during the playoffs while training in Southwest Florida. Crosby worked out with renowned individual skills trainer Darryl Belfry from Monday through Friday at Germain Arena in Estero. "It (wrist) feels good, you want to see how things progress throughout the summer. Once you start skating and kind of getting back to that regular routine you want to see how it reacts. I'm happy with the way it's gone and definitely excited for camp to start" said Crosby who breifly considered surgery, which would have forced him to miss the start of training camp next month.
Crosby did a lot of film review on the ice with Belfry during his workouts. "This time of the year guys are starting to ramp it up getting ready for camp, trying to get on the ice more. It's so hard to gain that edge, everyone works so hard in the summer so I just think you're always looking for ways to improve" said Crosby.
Crosby says he's struggled with the humidity but he's enjoyed the down-time he's had in Southwest Florida. "To put in some good hours and work hard in the mornings and then to have the afternoons, I think that the environment here is nice. It's relaxed and you're able to kind of recharge a bit here before the grind of the season starts" said Crosby.
The 27-year old is entering his 10th NHL season, all with the Penguins.