03/02 11:03 CST The Latest: Penguins star Crosby placed on COVID-19 list
The Latest: Penguins star Crosby placed on COVID-19 list
By The Associated Press
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night's game against
Philadelphia after being placed on the COVID-19 protocol list.
Head coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement Tuesday morning. The Penguins
did not hold a morning skate ahead of the game, in line with the league's
The news comes a day after the NHL had a season-low four players in the
Crosby leads the Penguins with 18 points and is tied for the team lead with
Pittsburgh currently sits fifth in the highly competitive East Division, two
points behind the Flyers. Philadelphia swept a pair from the Penguins at home
to start the season. The cross-state rivals are playing in Pittsburgh on both
Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuesday night's game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG
Paints Arena since last March. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf eased coronavirus
restrictions on Monday, allowing 15% attendance at indoor venues. The Penguins
plan to cap attendance at 2,800 fans.
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