Crosby had setback; Michalek to play for Czech Republic -04-29-11

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A few notes out of the Penguins' final media availability for the season today:

-First, Sidney Crosby admitted he suffered a set back in terms of his symptoms towards the end of the season. Said Crosby: "Yeah, I started to get some symptoms, probably a week and a half ago, whenever I stopped skating. I started trying to ramp things up a bit as far as working out and skating, and I got a little bit of symptoms. So I had a setback, (headaches) and all the stuff that goes along with it. The progression had gone pretty well, but at the same time I still wasn’t ready."

-Zbynek Michalek will join James Neal in Slovakia for the IIHF World Championships. Michalek will suit up for the Czech Republic. (PG+)

-Marc-Andre Fleury and Kris Letang each declined invitations to play for Canada. Paul Martin was not invited to play for the United States.

-In the wake of his suspension, Matt Cooke sought counseling outside the organization. (PG+)

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