PITTBURGH (KDKA) – Marc-Andre Fleury has tested negative for the mumps, but his goaltending counterpart is now being tested.
According to the Penguins, Fleury’s tests came back negative and he’s been cleared to participate in tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.
However, Thomas Greiss is now being tested as a precaution and is in isolation. The Penguins recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff on Wednesday.
The team is also awaiting the test results of Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Maatta.
In the span of just a few days, Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett tested positive for the virus.
Crosby has missed the last three games, while Bennett was already out of the lineup due to a lower-body injury.
Crosby skated on his own Wednesday and was back on the ice this morning. It is not known if he will play tonight.
On Wednesday, they team put some new policies in place to help curb the spread of the mumps.
No Penguins staff are allowed in the locker room unless they first get a mumps vaccination shot.
As a result, all staff, whether they go into the locker room or not, were being offered free immunizations.
There will be no more sharing water bottles or Gatorade on the bench and everyone has their own water bottle.
All equipment was sanitized and bottles of hand sanitizer were placed in the locker room.
The Penguins also announced Wednesday that they have cancelled all their public appearances for the next two weeks.
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