There shall be a brand new identify on the COVID protocol-related absences record when it comes out later Tuesday, and it’s an enormous one. Sidney Crosby has entered the league’s protocol according to Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan and won’t be out there for Tuesday’s recreation. The staff didn’t have a morning skate due to the protocol.
To be clear, this doesn’t essentially imply that Crosby has examined optimistic for coronavirus. Included in the NHL’s record of attainable causes for somebody being on the record is are the next:
(1) an preliminary optimistic check which stays unconfirmed till confirmatory testing is accomplished pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic people pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk shut contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based mostly on a confirmed optimistic check end result and/or; (5) quarantine for journey or different causes as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol
The Penguins seem to nonetheless be on for Tuesday’s tilt in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers and can have Tristan Jarry in the web. Mark Jankowski can even not be out there and stays listed day-to-day with an harm. He skated this morning on his personal however isn’t fairly prepared.