NHL COVID List now gets Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin

Another day, another set of names hit the NHL COVID list.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar captain Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin sat out Wednesday’s practice after testing positive for COVID-19, head coach Mike Sullivan announced.

The Penguins said Crosby has mild symptoms and Dumoulin is asymptomatic. Both players were placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

Good news for the Pens as Kris Letang has been cleared to rejoin the team after being on the list.

Penguins now lose Crosby to COVID Protocol

Crosby, who underwent wrist surgery on Sept. 8, made his season debut on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. He was held off the scoresheet and registered a minus-3 rating in a 4-2 loss to the Devils.

“I’m sure he’s discouraged,” Sullivan said of Crosby. “He worked extremely hard to get to this point, and we were all so excited about getting him back in the fold. This puts another road block in front of it. But we’ll control what we can, and we’re hopeful that Sid will return soon.”

Crosby, 34, has recorded 1,325 points (486 goals, 839 assists) in 1,040 games since being selected by the Penguins with the top overall pick of the 2005 NHL Draft. He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Hart Trophy recipient.

Dumoulin, 30, has one assist in eight games this season. He has 97 points (15 goals, 82 assists) in 396 career games with the Penguins since being selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft.


  • Jakob Silfverberg, ANA
  • Riley Stillman, CHI
  • Jujhar Khaira, CHI
  • Henrik Borgstrom, CHI
  • Max Domi, CBJ
  • Viktor Arvidsson, LAK
  • Gabriel Vilardi, LAK
  • Mats Zuccarello, MIN
  • Rem Pitlick, MIN
  • David Rittch, NSH
  • Sidney Crosby, PIT
  • Brian Dumoulin, PIT
  • Chad Ruhwedel, PIT
  • Marcus Pettersson, PIT
  • Kevin Labanc, SJS
  • Timo Meier, SJS
  • Erik Karlsson, SJS
  • Jake Middleton, SJS
  • Matt Nieto, SJS
  • Radim Simek, SJS
  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJS
  • Jared McCann, SEA
  • Ville Husso, STL
  • Ryan O’Reilly, STL
  • Kyle Clifford, STL

–Field Level Media contributed to this report