Chris Neil (ankle) returned to practice on Monday wearing a no-contact sweater. Coach Paul MacLean called the development encouraging but couldn’t offer a timetable for Neil’s return. It’s the same for Matt Carkner (knee). He continues to practice with the team but MacLean said he’s still a bit away from returning. Brian Lee missed practice [...]

WINNIPEG — The verbal sparring between Sidney Crosby and Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray over Crosby’s elbow to the head of Nick Foligno continued on Monday, with Crosby saying Murray’s criticisms are “ridiculous.” The incident happened during Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh. The Penguins argued that Foligno had it coming because he ran into goalie [...]