Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has tested positive for COVID-19.
The news was announced Wednesday by head coach Mike Sullivan.
Sullivan said that Crosby is experiencing mild symptoms.
Coach Sullivan said that Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin have confirmed positive for COVID, and they are in the COVID protocol right now.— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) November 3, 2021
Crosby has mild symptoms, while Dumoulin is currently asymptomatic.
Defenseman Brian Dumoulin also tested positive for the virus, but is asymptomatic.
Both players will now be subject to the NHL’s protocol for positive cases of the virus, which consists of a 10-day isolation period, and multiple negative tests, in order to be able to return to team activities, practices, and games.
Crosby and Dumoulin both missed practice on Wednesday. Sullivan provided the update after practice as to why they weren’t present.
The Penguins have recently dealt with a surge of players experiencing positive cases of the virus, including Kris Letang and Jeff Carter.
The team will be without both Crosby and Dumoulin tomorrow night when the Penguins host their cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.