New York Rangers minor league player tested for mumps
The New York Rangers announced on Thursday morning that Joey Crabb of the the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, has been isolated from his teammates and is being tested for the mumps.
The 31-year-old Crabb was traded to the Rangers from the Florida Panthers in October and has spent the entire season in Hartford, where the forward has three goals and seven points in 22 games.
Winger Tanner Glass became the first Rangers' player to acquire mumps when he was diagnosed in late November. Center Derick Brassard was sent home earlier this week from and his mumps diagnosis was confirmed on Wednesday, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
More than a dozen players have come down with the infection, which starts with a fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and a loss of appetite and is followed by swelling of the salivary glands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reports that 1,078 people in the U.S. have gotten the mumps through Nov. 29, up from 438 reported cases in 2013.