Crosby missed Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia after landing on the list. Assistant coach Todd Reirden also was absent. Both have been cleared to resume activities with the team.
Being placed on the protocol list does not necessarily mean the player has COVID-19.
From the NHL:
“COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.