The Pittsburgh Penguins activated captain and star center Sidney Crosby from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols list ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Crosby missed Tuesday’s matchup against the Flyers while on the league’s COVID-19 list. The Penguins also announced that assistant coach Todd Reirden has passed the COVID-19 protocol and was cleared to return to his regular duties for Thursday’s game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Also Thursday, the Penguins recalled forwards Anthony Angello and Josh Currie from the taxi squad.
Thursday’s game, however, found the Penguins face a stunning loss against their cross-town rivals. The Flyers overcame an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Penguins 4-3. Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the night with 2:08 remaining as Philadelphia handed Pittsburgh just its second loss this season at PPG Paints Arena.
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