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Pittsburgh Penguins, Crosby show support for Humboldt Broncos

The Pittsburgh Penguins will sport Humboldt Broncos decals on their helmets at the upcoming playoffs, while Sidney Crosby has sent a custom jersey and signed photos to the community.

Penguins captain and Nova Scotia native Sidney Crosby has sent custom jersey to community

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby has sent a custom jersey and signed photos to the grieving Saskatchewan community. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be showing support for the Humboldt Broncos in the upcoming NHL playoffs.

Dana Heinze, head equipment manager for the Penguins, tweeted on Wednesday that the team will wear decals on their helmets in honour of the Saskatchewan junior hockey team that was involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 others.

The bus, which was carrying 29 people including the driver, crashed with a semi-trailer about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask., on Saturday.

Jason Seidling, manager of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins, said in an email to CBC that the team would be wearing the decals — sent to them from the NHL — and that team captain and Nova Scotia native Sidney Crosby also sent a custom jersey and personalized photos to the community.

He said the players also donated $10,000 to the Humboldt GoFundMe account and the Penguins Foundation matched that with another $10,000.

The Penguins' official account tweeted on Tuesday with the message, "Stay strong. We're thinking of you."

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