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Crosby (mumps) has been ruled out for Monday's home game against the Lightning.

Medical guidelines from the CDC suggest that Crosby should remain in isolation for five days. Presuming that period began Friday evening (he took part in the team's morning skate), then it's possible he could resume activity Wednesday evening. The Pens also play Thursday and Saturday in Week 11, so it stands to reason that Crosby's first game back might not be until Saturday against Florida.

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Crosby is dealing with a case of the mumps, Bob McKenzie of TSNreports.

Crosby has apparently been hit with a bug that has been flying around the NHL this season. The illness can force people to miss different lengths of time, making it unclear how much time he be out. Through 27 games this season, Sid the Kid has nine goals and 26 assists, which will remain the case until he returns.

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Coach Mike Johnston said Saturday that the Penguins are still waiting on the test results for Crosby's illness, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After missing Thursday's practice with an illness, Crosby took part in Friday's optional skate, but did so with obvious swelling on the right side of his face. Though the Penguins don't believe Crosby is dealing with the mumps, the widespread nature of the virus around the league prompted the team to sit him out of their games Friday and Saturday. The Penguins should have more clarity regarding their star's illness before the weekend comes to a close.

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Crosby will sit out Friday and Saturday with a swollen right-side of his face as a precautionary measure, the Penguins' website reports.

The center is suffering from an undiagnosed illness which could be the mumps. "There is no indication at this time that this is the mumps, but we are going to hold him out as a precaution," GM Jim Rutherford said. "We'll have additional test results in a few days."

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Crosby (illness) indicated after the Pens' optional morning skate that he would be ready to play Friday against the Flames, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Crosby's participation in the morning skate suggests that the star forward will draw back in after the illness kept him out of Thursday's practice. The report notes that Crosby still had some visible swelling on the right side of his face, but he said it wasn't related to the mumps virus that has been spreading across the NHL. The issue figures to subside over the next few days, but it shouldn't impact Crosby's effectiveness.

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Crosby missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Given the league-wide concern over the spreading of the mumps virus, even the slightest strains of illness should warrant attention. It's more likely than not that Crosby is just battling a minor flu bug, but the Penguins decided to have him stay at home as a precaution. Though Crosby is still expected to play Friday against the Flames, it's still worthwhile to check back on his status in advance of the team's morning skate.

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Crosby tallied an assist and finished plus-1 against the Rangers on Monday.

He collected two PIM, two hits and two shots on goal. Crosby is averaging 1.296 points per game, which his lowest rate since his rookie season but almost identical to last year (1.30). He totaled 18:56 TOI on Monday after averaging 21:58 TOI in 2013-14.

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After Thursday's loss, coach Mike Johnston said he's not concerned Crosby has only two goals in his last 17 games.

Crosby, who hit a post on a wide-open net during a power-play opportunity Thursday, has tallied 17 assists in his last 17 contests. It's also possible that he's playing at less than full health, as he's missed two optional practices in four days.

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Despite missing Tuesday's game-day skate due to illness, Crosby played against the Devils and saw more than 21 minutes (21:22 TOI) of ice.

The Penguins center, who was held pointless by New Jersey, registered one shot while finishing with a pair of giveaways and takeaways, respectively. Crosby won 14 of 21 faceoffs and is nearly back to 50 percent -- he has 231 wins and 232 losses in the circle.

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Crosby (illness) is taking part in pre-game warmups Tuesday and appears set to play against the Devils, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Crosby was under the weather Tuesday morning and missed the morning skate. There's still a chance he could sit Tuesday if he can't make it through warmups but it looks like he'll be good to go against New Jersey.