THE PENGUINS' mumps scare isn't over yet, and now the disease is spreading elsewhere.
Center Brandon Sutter, winger Steve Downie and goalie Thomas Greiss have returned to Pittsburgh to be tested for the disease.
Meanwhile, Rangers right wing Lee Stempniak has tested positive for mumps, the team said. He has been isolated since Thursday. Stempniak, the third Ranger to come down with mumps, skated on his own yesterday, the team's off day, and was expected to practice with the team today.
Sutter, Downie and Greiss will be placed in isolation until their test results are known. Greiss also showed mumps symptoms last week, but test results came back negative. So far, center Sidney Crosby, winger Beau Bennett and defenseman Olli Maatta have been diagnosed with mumps. Crosby returned to the lineup, while Bennett and Maatta are not playing because of injuries.
New York's Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard are recovered and have returned to the lineup.
In games last night
* At Sunrise, Fla., Aleksander Barkov scored the only goal in the shootout, and Jimmy Hayes had a pair of goals in the third period and the Florida Panthers beat the Penguins, 4-3.
* At Columbus, Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Blue Jackets, 5-1.
* At Washington, Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators, 2-1.