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Daily Skate: Not even Crosby's doctors agree

Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:12 am
Edited on: September 17, 2011 11:19 am
By: Adam Gretz

MORE CROSBY CONFUSION It was announced on Friday that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, still recovering from a concussion, has been cleared to skate in non-contact drills. Helping to add to the confusion that's already out there regarding his comeback is that his medical team is apparently not on the same page. Ted Carrick, a chiropractor that has been observing Crosby for the past month, appeared on a Pittsburgh radio station (WDVE) on Friday and said that he's as ready for contact as any other player in the NHL, which would be the first time we've heard such a report, and one that seemingly goes against everything his other doctor, Michael Collins, as well as the Penguins team doctors are saying. Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review has more on the story.

OSHIE APPEARS IN TOP SHAPE St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie had an up-and-down season a year ago, going through a team-imposed two-game suspension following an unexcused absence. He was committed to making the team forget about all of it, and it seems that he is off to a good start, having appeared to Blues camp in great shape and acing the teams conditioning tests. Said Oshie, via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, "I just wanted to prove to them after everything that happened that I've matured and have grown up." In 49 games last season he scored 12 goals to go with 22 assists.

DATSYUK'S SALEI TRIBUTE Pavel Datsyuk will be honoring his former teammate, Ruslan Salei, who was tragically killed in the plane crash involving the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, by wearing No. 24 during the preseason. That is the number Salei wore for most of his NHL career, including the 2010-11 season which he spent as a member of the Red Wings.

JAGR OPENS CAMP ON TOP LINE The top line at Flyers practice on Saturday featured Jaromir Jagr, Claude Giroux and James vanRiemsdyk. Jagr signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this summer after playing the past three seasons in the KHL. Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere and Jakub Voracek, acquired in the trade that sent Jeff Carter to Columbus, skated on the second line.

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Daily Skate: Not even Crosby's doctors agree

Ted Carrick, a chiropractor... seemingly goes against everything his other doctor, Michael Collins, as well as the Penguins team doctors are saying.
I'm pretty sure that being a chiropractor does NOT qualify this guy to speak on behalf of the head trauma that Crosby suffered, and would add that calling him part of the "medical team" is a stretch.  Since they (WDVE, cbssports) apparently want to pretend that there is a riff among the medical team, it would be beneficial to add a a 4th opinion to counterbalance the opinions of Collins and the team doctors... possible interviews of other qualified medical professionals to speak of his recovery could include his proctologist, Lemieux's wife's gyno, the vet for the Sid's cat that he walks daily (don't worry, he keeps it on a leash), or Xien Sun, a "relaxation specialist" from Happy Endings Massage Parlor who has been servicing Sid bi-monthly for the past few years.

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