Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps.
The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side of Crosby's face - swelling the team believed was related to a salivary gland injury Crosby suffered in a game against Carolina on Nov. 29.
Crosby was pulled from the lineup for Friday night's game against Calgary after his condition worsened. He underwent further tests that revealed the presence of the disease. He is in isolation but should be through the infectious stage by Monday, though the team has already ruled him out on Monday night when Pittsburgh hosts Tampa Bay.
Crosby received a booster shot before traveling to Russia for the Winter Olympics in February, and initial tests done a couple of weeks ago indicated Crosby was not in any danger.
Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers was sent home Sunday from a Western trip with the disease.
Leafs down Kings
James Reimer helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 home shootout win over Los Angeles, shutting out the Kings in the tiebreaker.
The Kings rallied from a 2-0 deficit and led by 3-2 in the third before the Leafs forced the overtime.
Toronto has won five straight and is 9-1-1 since a 9-2 loss to visiting Nashville on Nov. 18.
- Associated Press