Minus Sidney Crosby again, Penguins face rival Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Philadelphia Flyers, longtime rivals, will meet for the first time this season on Thursday night, but a key player from past meetings will be absent. Penguins captain and top player Sidney Crosby tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, coach Mike Sullivan announced Wednesday. Crosby made his season debut in Pittsburgh’s most recent game, a 4-2 home loss Saturday against New Jersey, after wrist surgery in September.