Watch: Did Sidney Crosby get away with dirty play in Penguins blowout loss?

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby threw Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary into the boards during Sunday’s 6-1 loss.

Sidney Crosby made his return for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday after being activated off the NHL’s COVID-19 list. That allowed Crosby to take part in his second game of the season, as Pittsburgh took on the Washington Capitals on the road. The Penguins lost 6-1, but Crosby got some attention for a rather dirty play.

During the game, Crosby shot the puck into Washington’s zone. As he went to retrieve it, he was followed by Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary. Crosby then grabbed Fehervary from behind and threw him face-first into the boards.

Crosby was not penalized for the play.

Sidney Crosby throws Martin Fehervary into the boards during Sunday’s Penguins-Capitals game

Following the game, Fehervary was asked about being thrown into the boards. The defenseman said that he didn’t care and that “we’ll see next game.”

It was not the greatest return for Crosby, as he could only log one shot on goal throughout the entire game. Not to mention that the center was penalized for two minutes for cross-checking Capitals winger Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period. Winger Tom Wilson immediately capitalized with a power-play goal, extending Washington’s lead to 6-1.

As for the next game, Crosby and the Penguins face the Capitals on Dec. 10 in Washington.