Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin isn’t a doctor, but when he saw the photos of returning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby's facial swelling on social media two nights ago, his diagnosis was immediate.
“Obviously, it looks like mumps symptoms,” Beauchemin told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s exactly how the mumps started for me and for the rest of the guys, that same swollen jaw and glands.”
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins made it official, announcing their league superstar has joined a list of NHL players – including four Ducks – who have caught the virus.
Beauchemin missed five games due to his mumps battle, admitting to close friends that the discomfort was worse than any...