Pittsburgh Penguins superstar captain Sidney Crosby was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list and is available to play in Thursday's rematch against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
Penguins general manager Ron Hextall announced shortly before the contest that Crosby had cleared protocols.
Crosby missed the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday after being placed in the protocols earlier in the day.
The Penguins also said that assistant coach Todd Reirden cleared the protocols and would resume his duties against the Flyers.
A two-time Hart Trophy recipient, eight-time All-Star and three-time Stanley Cup winner, Crosby is tied with Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust for the team lead in goals (seven) this season. Crosby also shares the club lead with Guentzel in both assists (11) and points (18).
Crosby, 33, has recorded 1,281 points (469 goals, 812 assists) in 1,004 career games since Pittsburgh selected him with the top overall pick of the 2005 NHL Draft.
Pittsburgh also recalled forwards Anthony Angello and Josh Cume from the taxi squad. Angello is scoreless in three games with the Penguins this season while Cume made his team debut on Tuesday against the Flyers.
--Field Level Media