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Penguins clear Fleury, continue to deal with mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 29: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins congratulates Thomas Greiss #1 on his victory over the Carolina Hurricanes after their NHL game at PNC Arena on November 29, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Marc-Andre Fleury tested negative for the mumps and has been cleared to play against the Colorado Avalanche. The rest of the news is murky or downright negative, however.

Backup goalie Thomas Greiss is being tested and kept in isolation. As mentioned on Wednesday, defensemen Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo are also being monitored, as their results are still to be determined.

Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett have already been confirmed to deal with the problem, so this mumps outbreak is causing serious issues for the Penguins.

We may know more about whether Crosby can play against Colorado later today:

Despite these problems, Pittsburgh beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Monday and hope to improve on a 20-6-4 record tonight.