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Pittsburgh Penguins activate Sidney Crosby, three others from COVID protocol

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins activated superstar captain Sidney Crosby from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol ahead of Sunday’s game against the host Washington Capitals.

Defensemen Brian Dumoulin, Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel were also activated from the protocol for Pittsburgh, which assigned forward Drew O’Connor, defensemen Pierre-Olivier Joseph and Juuso Riikola and goaltender Louis Domingue to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

Crosby, 34, has missed five games while in the NHL COVID-19 protocol. The three-time Stanley Cup winner contracted the virus after playing in the Penguins’ 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 30.

Dumoulin, 30, has one assist for his lone point in eight games this season.

Pettersson, 25, has four points (one goal, three assists) and a team-best plus-7 rating in nine games in 2021-22.

Ruhwedel, 31, has yet to record a point in nine games this season.

–Field Level Media