Rangers' Brassard latest NHLer diagnosed with mumps
New York Rangers centre Derick Brassard (16) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the overtime period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Derick Brassard was diagnosed with the mumps on Sunday.
"He got up this morning and has the mumps, so we're looking at getting him back home right now," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said prior to Sunday's game in Edmonton. "We're going to send him home."
Brassard is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps, including Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby earlier in the day.
Coincidentally, left winger Tanner Glass, who was diagnosed with the mumps in November, takes Brassard's spot in the lineup.
Brassard has eight goals and 24 points so far this season.