PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins just can't seem to shake the mumps.Too late if the symptoms have become obvious! The three have been spreading the virus
The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida on Monday to undergo testing for the virus.
All three will remain in isolation until the test results are known.
Teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta have already dealt with the illness, which has affected more than a dozen players across the league over the past month.
The Penguins recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL to serve as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury when the team faces the Panthers on Monday night.
New York Rangers confirm mumps- That’s # 3
The New York Rangers announced that forward Lee Stempniak is the third player on the team confirmed to have mumps, following Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard.
New Jersey Devils look to have two potential new cases on their hands right now- That’s #'s 3 &4
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the Devils announced that forwards Martin Havlat and Patrik Elias are also being tested. Both players missed practice on Monday due to an illness. The Devils already had forward Travis Zajac and defenseman Adam Larsson with confirmed cases this season.
Two NHL referees back on the job after recovering from their mumps
Two NHL officials — referee Eric Furlatt and linesman Steve Miller — were diagnosed with the mumps last month. Both missed games, but have since returned to action
In the cases of Furlatt and Miller, Walkom said, “Those two guys had never even worked together this season.”
Were the St Louis Blues Team Zero?
Keep in mind, there is possibly credence to Beauchemin’s statement. The Blues have been really mumpy … I mean shady about how a bunch of their players had a mysterious bacterial infection on their team before without definitively saying what it was. In fact, they still haven't.
There was even some weird drama about the Centers for Disease Control being at Scottrade Center, until the team denied it.
But what needs to be repeated in all the many cases of Mumps amongst vaccinated grown up males.