Sidney Crosby is not playing hurt in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Thursday.

“He's like everyone else – healthy and ready to go,” Bylsma said of Crosby, the club captain and top center.

The Penguins did not practice Thursday. Their best-of-seven series with Columbus is tied, 2-2, with Game 5 at Consol Energy Center on Saturday night.

Crosby has not said he is injured, and Penguins players were not made available on Thursday.

However, Crosby appeared to favor his foot after making a turn during the Penguins' home loss to Columbus in Game 2 last Saturday night. Also, he missed two of the Penguins' final four regular-season games because of what the team termed an upper-body injury.