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The Pittsburgh Penguins are slated to visit the White House today

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 10, 2017 1:34 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center, celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with Olli Maatta, left, and Chris Kunitz, right, during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

 

 

(Pittsburgh) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins say their scheduled trip to the White House today is not about politics.

The team will make the annual trip reserved for the NHL's Stanley Cup winners for a second straight year, but his time they'll be hosted by President Donald Trump.

Trump has sparred with NFL players in recent weeks for protesting during the national anthem.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says there is "absolutely no politics" involved in the team's decision to join Trump for a brief ceremony.

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