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Mumps? Sidney Crosby held out after concerns over swollen face

Every pretend doctor on Twitter questioned whether Sidney Crosby was the latest player with mumps after he had a noticeably swollen face in an interview on Friday.

Crosby denied that he had mumps, telling reporters he would not be around his teammates and preparing for a game if he were sick. But later the team announced it would keep him out of the next two games as a "precautionary measure."

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said the recommendation was made by medical specialists after further test results came back Friday.

"There is no indication at this time that this is the mumps, but we are going to hold him out as a precaution," Rutherford said. "We'll have additional test results in a few days."