Penguins' Fleury, Bortuzzo, Maatta fall ill; being tested for mumps as a precaution

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The mumps virus is spreading throughout the NHL, and the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room currently appears to be at the center of it.

On the heels of Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett being diagnosed with the viral infection, three more Penguins players have taken ill including goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, and defenseman Olli Maatta.

The three Penguins players are being tested for mumps as a precaution, the club announced Wednesday

The club also noted in a release that all three Penguins players were tested for the mumps earlier this month. Those tests returned with negative results.

Of course, those tests presumably occurred before the club allowed a player with a severely swollen cheek to come to work in the midst of a workplace specific mumps outbreak. 

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Penguins' Fleury, Bortuzzo, Maatta fall ill; being tested for mumps as a precaution
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