Sidney Crosby, one of the latest NHL players diagnosed with the mumps, returned to the ice on Wednesday but it was uncertain as to when the Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be cleared to play.
The NHL's reigning Most Valuable Player, who has missed his team's last three games, skated on his own before practice while three teammates were tested for mumps.
“He looked good on the ice,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston told reporters. “It was a full skate. He worked on some extra conditioning drills.”
Crosby, the team's second-leading scorer with 35 points in 27 games this season, was the 13th player since early November to come down with the highly contagious disease that is...