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Penguins GM admits he’s worried about mumps spreading


Public school student Julio Valenzuela, 11, grimaces as he gets a vaccination at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. Nurses are immunizing children in preparation for the first day of public school on September 3. The clinic offers the mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox . AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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So, uh, now the Pittsburgh Penguins are worried about mumps spreading after admitting that Sidney Crosby has the illness.

That’s what GM Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Shelly Anderson shortly after the team announced the illness of their star player.

This isn’t exactly a promising revelation being that the Penguins allowed Crosby to skate with teammates in his “infectious state.” Naturally, the deflection has already started.

/Cues swollen face photo:


To be fair to the Penguins, it sounds like he got a booster shot for the condition fairly recently:

Is it on the team or just an unfortunate circumstance? Maybe a little of both? Either way, it’s an odd and troubling situation.

We’ll see if other Penguins deal with this issue. They’ve already had their problems with garden variety injuries, so this could be quite the headache.

Want some quick facts about the ailment? Click here.

In other Penguins updates, Rutherford said Olli Maatta’s issue isn’t related to the cancerous tumor he had removed.