Crosby is still at #3-4 on the list to recovery and has to remain symptom-free to keep progressing. Awesome news nevertheless.
1. rest until asymptomatic (physical and mental rest) 2. light aerobic exercise (e.g. stationary cycle) 3. sport-specific exercise 4. non-contact training drills (start light resistance training) 5. full contact training after medical clearance 6. return to competition (game play) There should be approximately 24 hours (or longer) for each stage and the athlete should drop back to the previous asymptomatic level if any post-concussive symptoms recur.
Holy shit, that was an exciting game. 3 goals in the first 4 minutes, 3 goals in the last 90 seconds of regulation and then while the announcers were still giggling about the fact that it might not take long, it was over.