Sidney Crosby is back.

The Pittsburgh Penguins twitter feed reported this afternoon that Crosby will take the ice against the New York Rangers on Thursday at MSG.

Crosby was hit in the head in consecutive games in January of 2011 and missed the second half of the 2010 regular season after his concussion symptoms persisted.

He attempted to return to the ice after sitting out the first 20 games of this season, scoring two goals and registering two assists in his first game back, but after a collision with against the Bruins two weeks later he took himself out of the lineup again.

He has played in only eight games since January 6, 2011.

Crosby is already a four-time all-star and a Stanley Cup champion in just his sixth year in the league. The 24 year old also has an Olympic Gold Medal and was the 2007 Hart Trophy winner.