After the Pens finished practice today, the media asked HCDB whether #87 was still having concussion symptoms or whether there was still time for him to return during the regular season if he becomes (or is) asymptomatic.
HCDB simply replied that there was nothing new to report.
Why didn't he answer the question?! If #87 is still having symptoms, why not just confirm that and state there is no timetable for his return? End of that line of questioning.
By saying nothing leaves open the possibility that the Pens are trying to avoid a media circus because #87 has resumed training! (There have been unconfirmed reports that he has been renting out ice rinks and skating on his own.)
Maybe that assessment is wishing on a fallen star, but it's a plausible scenario.