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Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter, Thomas Greiss possibly have the mumps

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The Pittsburgh Penguins can't catch a break in the war against the mumps

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The Pittsburgh Penguins can't catch a break with the mumps:

Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh today to be tested for the mumps, it was announced by Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford.

The three players accompanied the team on its road trip to Florida yesterday. They will be placed in isolation until test results are known.

The team is now left with only 11 healthy forwards, 7 defensemen and 1 goalie before tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Goalie coach Mike Bales, 43 and retired since 2010, played as the second goalie in practice today and presumably could be the emergency backup tonight if the team can't get Jeff Zatkoff physically to Miami in time, which they're expected to try to do.

Best guess at lines now?

Spaling - Crosby - Hornqvist

Kunitz - Malkin - Comeau

Klinkhammer- Goc -Rust

Farnham - Ebbett

No word on if the Pens can get another forward on time, because:

Yep. That kind of season. Again.