Just when you thought that the mumps crisis was over for the Pittsburgh Penguins with the end of Sidney Crosby 's isolation, it turns out Robert Bortuzzo, Olli Maatta and Marc-Andre Fleury could have them too.
From the Penguins:
All Penguins players were tested for the mumps in early December and all tested negative at that time.
With Bortuzzo and Maatta currently out of the lineup, the biggest loss would be Fleury, who is off to one of his best starts ever in a season. It really has to suck for Maatta, who has already had to deal with thyroid cancer last month, and is suspected to need another shoulder surgery on his labrum that was already operated on back in May.
Crosby, Beau Bennett and another intern have been diagnosed with the mumps, as well as 12 other players around the league. Crosby is back to skating today and may be able to play again tomorrow, in the Pens next game against the Colorado Avalanche.