Penguins Elect To Sit Nine Players On First Day of Training Camp Due To Potential Exposure To COVID-19

According to an official announcement from the Pittsburgh Penguins via their social media platforms, the team has elected to sit nine players due to risks associated with potential exposure to COVID-19.

The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday, July 12. The decision to isolate this group of players was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization.

The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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