Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports

It turns out Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has mumps after all.

Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but team doctors are hopeful he won't be infectious by Tuesday.

"Crosby will continue to be monitored daily, but specialists believe he should be through the infectious period by Monday," the Penguins said in a statement. "He will not play in Monday's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning."

The team initially denied that Crosby showed any indication of mumps despite photographic evidence to the contrary. Crosby becomes the 13th player in the NHL to contract mumps this season.

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