When the Penguins take the ice against the Flyers tonight at PPG Paints Arena, they will be without the services of Captain Sidney Crosby.
Crosby has been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.
Coach Sullivan on Crosby: “Sid will not be available for tonight’s game. He will appear on the NHL’s COVID protocol list. We did not have a morning skating this morning due to the NHL’s COVID protocol.”
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Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan provided the information to the public Tuesday morning, saying that “Sid will not be available for tonight’s game. It will appear on the NHL’s list of COVID protocols. We were unable to skate in the morning this morning due to the NHL’s COVID protocol. “
It is unclear if Crosby has tested positive for COVID-19 or if his addition to the protocol is due to close contact or a contact tracing problem.
“The other thing I would say is that just because someone is on the COVID protocol list doesn’t necessarily mean they have COVID. There are protocols in place for a reason, and we will do our best to adhere to them. “
Penguins and fliers will face off tonight at PPG Paints Arena at 7:00 pm