FILE - This is an April 3, 2014, file photo showing Pittsburgh Penguins' Beau Bennett (19) and Sidney Crosby (87) after a goal by Bennett against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Penguins are worri
The Canadian Press, John Woods, File
December 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh forward Beau Bennett has the mumps, joining Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and a dozen other players across the NHL with the disease.

The team confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday after a series of tests. Bennett was placed in isolation on Monday after showing symptoms of the disease.

Crosby has missed the Penguins last three games, but could return to the team on Wednesday. Bennett is already out indefinitely while dealing with a lower-body injury. It's uncertain when he will be cleared to rejoin the club.

At least five teams have been affected by the disease, which causes swollen salivary glands and fatigue.

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