Penguins Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin skated and shot pucks around before the Pittsburgh Penguins practice today. Crosby wore a full face shield. This is a great sign that Crosby may be ready to come back soon. It is also good sign that James Neal may not have a severe concussion. Paul Martin had surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand yesterday. It would seem he is right on schedule. Evgeni Malkin did not take part in the pre practice skate but did a partial practice without linemates. “I just hurt my old injury and it’s tough,” Malkin said after an extended stay on the ice Monday. He is resting an upper body injury.