Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby to Miss Flyers-Penguins Game Because of NHL's Coronavirus Protocol

Crosby to miss Flyers-Penguins game because of COVID protocol originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Flyers will not face Sidney Crosby on Tuesday night as the Penguins' star center is unavailable because of COVID protocol, head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Tuesday morning. Pittsburgh had its morning skate canceled because of the league's protocol.

There are a number of contributing factors for why a player can be placed on the COVID protocol list. A player being out because of COVID protocol does not necessarily mean the player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion Crosby owns 107 points (45 goals, 62 assists) in 72 career regular-season games against the Flyers. The 45 goals are his most against any NHL opponent.

Tonight at PPG Paints Arena, the Flyers and Penguins are scheduled to begin a three-game set in Pittsburgh (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP). The two clubs play Thursday (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP) and Saturday (1 p.m. ET/NBCSP), as well.

After a 14-day stint on the NHL's COVID protocol list, Travis Konecny will return to the lineup for the Flyers. Nicolas Aube-Kubel comes out of the lineup.

Here's how the club will look at forward:

James van Riemsdyk-Sean Couturier-Joel Farabee

Claude Giroux-Kevin Hayes-Nolan Patrick

Oskar Lindblom-Scott Laughton-Jakub Voracek

Michael Raffl-Connor Bunnaman-Travis Konecny

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