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Update your wallcharts: Rangers confirm Brassard has mumps

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers kneels on the ice during the second period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The mumps kept on mumping Wednesday, claiming yet another victim -- this time, New York Rangers center Derick Brassard:

Rangers have confirmed the suspected: Derick Brassard has tested positive for the mumps virus.

— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) December 17, 2014

Brassard has been out of the lineup since Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Canucks in Vancouver, missing Sunday’s victory in Edmonton and last night’s win in Calgary. He took a noticeable dip in ice time against the Canucks -- after playing 19:51, 21:30 and 21:24 in the three games prior, Brassard only got 16:47 in Vancouver -- and was sent back home to New York.

Missing time right now has to be difficult for Brassard. The 27-year-old center is in the midst of a great campaign, with 24 points through 27 games, well on his way to eclipsing his career-high 47 points.

With the confirmed diagnosis, Brassard becomes the 16th NHLer with a documented case of the mumps.