Update your wallcharts: Rangers confirm Brassard has mumps


The mumps kept on mumping Wednesday, claiming yet another victim — this time, New York Rangers center Derick Brassard:

Brassard has been out of the lineup since Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Canucks in Vancouver, missing Sunday’s victory in Edmonton and last night’s win in Calgary. He took a noticeable dip in ice time against the Canucks — after playing 19:51, 21:30 and 21:24 in the three games prior, Brassard only got 16:47 in Vancouver — and was sent back home to New York.

Missing time right now has to be difficult for Brassard. The 27-year-old center is in the midst of a great campaign, with 24 points through 27 games, well on his way to eclipsing his career-high 47 points.

With the confirmed diagnosis, Brassard becomes the 16th NHLer with a documented case of the mumps.