Penguins sideline nine players from camp for precautionary reasons

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The team logo is in the centre of the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room before players come in to talk to the media before leaving for the off season two days after being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of the NHL hockey playoffs, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at their practice facility in Cranberry Township, Pa. (Keith Srakocic / AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are voluntarily sidelining nine players from their training camp due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Monday.

The Penguins said they learned of the potential secondary exposure on Sunday and the decision to isolate the group of players was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization.

The players will not participate in camp until it is deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and after test results.

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