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.
They'd better figure something out that isn't the same as the 2003-04 records. A lot of other teams have lost/will lose players, so every team should have a chance. Not an equal chance, mind you, so a weighted lottery sounds like a good compromise.