Sidney Crosby being tested for mumps, will miss 2 games
There’s been no diagnosis, but the Penguins are resting their star as a precaution while they await test results.
Maybe Sidney Crosby has the mumps after all. The Pittsburgh Penguins star, who denied having the illness on Friday, will be held out for two games as the team awaits tests results, according to CBC Sports.
“There is no indication at this time that this is the mumps, but we are going to hold him out as a precaution,” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “We’ll have additional test results in a few days.”
Crosby missed practice on Thursday and his face was noticeably swollen when he appeared in front of media on Friday — swollen glands are a common symptom of the mumps virus — but the star denied having mumps. At the time, Crosby said he felt good and was planning to play Friday night against the Calgary Flames.
In addition to the game against the Flames, Crosby will sit on Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.