Crosby indeed has the mumps, won’t play Monday

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Even for hockey’s “shrouding everything in mystery” standards, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ reluctance to admit that Sidney Crosby has the mumps has been pretty odd. They confirmed as much today, shortly after TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported it as such.

Maybe most importantly, the team revealed that his “infectious period” will end on Monday, although he won’t play against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow anyway.

As PHT noted earlier this week, it was hard to think of anything else upon seeing Crosby’s face:

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One interesting tidbit to add:

The real question is: who’s next in “The Year of the Mumps?”

Read more about it here.