More mumps: Downie and Greiss test positive


Steve Downie and Thomas Greiss have tested positive for the mumps and remain in isolation, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced today.

On the bright side, Brandon Sutter has tested negative and is cleared to return to the team.

All three players were missing due to illness for the Penguins’ last two games before the Christmas break.

Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta are the three other Pittsburgh players who have tested positive for mumps. Crosby has since returned to the lineup. The other two remain on injured reserve.

The Pens return to action Saturday versus Washington.