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Crosbys teammates tested for mumps
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are worried forward Beau Bennett has mumps.

General manager Jim Rutherford said Monday that Bennett has symptoms and the team is awaiting test results before making a diagnosis. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is out for Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay after being diagnosed over the weekend.

Rutherford said Crosby is past the infectious stage and could return to the team as early as today.

“He probably could have been here today, but we took an extra day to be cautious, and as far as I know he will return tomorrow or the next day,” Rutherford said.

The Penguins are one of a handful of NHL teams dealing with a mumps outbreak. The virus usually is found in children, and its symptoms include facial swelling and fatigue.

The 23-year-old Bennett has struggled to stay healthy during his brief career. He is already out indefinitely while recovering from a lower body injury against Boston last month. Bennett attended a function at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital last week with the team.

 

Edmonton Oilers 

fire coach Dallas Eakins 

Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

 

Judge: Kings’ Voynov can be tried on felony charge 

Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified Monday. After hearing the description of the injuries to Voynov’s wife, a judge ruled Monday that there is enough evidence against the player for him to stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge.