“I’m happy he’s joining the team on the trip,” Shero said. “Sid is a hockey player and he wants to play hockey. He wanted to join our team because we’re in a tough stretch. He badly wants to play and be out there. But he’s not cleared to play. We want to be very careful. Once he’s cleared to play, he’ll be the most excited guy on the ice.”
Not sure what took so long to get this out, but at least we got an answer.
Now the speculation machine will turn to asking questions about whether or not the Penguins should just shut him down.