In and out of COVID protocol
Mike DeFabo: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin pass the Canadian guidelines to enter and play in Canada. The Penguins play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Coach Mike Sullivan doesn’t pass the COVID protocol to enter Canada and won’t be in Montreal.
Clifford traded to the Maple Leafs
The Athletic NHL: Since Clifford had cleared waivers before the trade, he can be assigned directly to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
The Ducks continue to roll and Getzlaf’s milestone
NHL.com: The Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in their 1,000th franchise game. Ryan Getzlaf recorded his 1,000th point. The Ducks are on an eight-game winning streak and are 8-0-2 in their last 10. Troy Terry is on a 15 game point streak.
Penguins up for sale
TSN: Pierre LeBrun said that the Fenway Sports Group is in talks to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are deep in talks but nothing has been finalized yet.
“In fact, the Fenway Sports Group, led by John Henry, they have to have an internal vote on this. There are other issues within this proposed agreement that still have to be ironed out between the two sides. But there is momentum. And so let’s see where this goes.
What I can tell you is that Mario Lemieux would remain as part of a minority stakeholder in the team if this deal goes through. Still not determined what it means for current majority owner Ron Burkle, whether he stays in some role or not. No one should worry about the Penguins being relocated. They’ve got a lease for another 20 years or so. But certainly fascinating news. We’ll see if it goes through.”