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Sidney Crosby, shown here against Tampa Bay in his last game before sitting out with a concussion, has been cleared for light, off-ice workouts. ((Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press file))

Sidney Crosby has been cleared for light workouts.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain has been out of action since Jan. 6 with a concussion and is missing the National Hockey League's all-star weekend in Raleigh, N.C.

As of now, however, Crosby can do off-ice workouts, the Pens told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

He's been out for nine games so far after taking a hit from behind while on the boards from Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby also took a hit to the head by Washington's David Steckel on New Year's Day during the Winter Classic game.