Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side of Crosby’s face – swelling the team believed was related to a salivary gland injury Crosby sustained in a game against Carolina on Nov. 29. Crosby was able to skate with the team on Friday morning but was pulled from the lineup for Friday night’s game against Calgary after his condition worsened. He underwent further tests that revealed the presence of the disease. He is currently in isolation but should be through the infectious stage by today, though the team has already ruled him out for tonight when Pittsburgh hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning. – Associated Press
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