Penguins make moves ahead of first game back from leaguewide break due to COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins announced a handful of roster moves ahead of tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks.

Forward Teddy Blueger was activated from NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List but will not play.

Forwards Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust were activated from Injured Reserve and forward Jason Zucker was placed on Injured Reserve retroactive to Dec. 19, 2021.

Forwards Anthony Angello, Kasper Bjorkqvist and Radim Zohorna as well as goaltender Louis Dominque were recalled from the taxi squad.

Forward Brian Boyle’s status was changed to non-roster for personal reasons. He has not played since Dec. 14 against the Montreal Canadiens.

Casey DeSmith is the starting goaltender.

According to our partners at the Trib, Forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Jeff Carter, defenseman P.O Joseph and goaltender Tristan Jarry remain the only Penguins players in the COVID-19 Protocol List. Forwards Dominik Simon and Evan Rodrigues as well as defensemen John Marino and Mike Matheson were removed from COVID-19 Protocol recently.

The Penguins play the Sharks at 1 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena.