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Duncan Keith “Unlikely” To Have The Mumps

By Keith Schultz
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Nov 23, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman

Duncan Keith

(2) watches his team take on the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks won a big divisional game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at the United Center, and after the game Joel Quenneville was asked the question he must have known was going to be asked since it was announced that Duncan Keith wasn’t going to play because of an illness.  Quenneville stated that it is unlikely that Duncan Keith has the mumps

The Blackhawks survived not having their Norris Trophy winning defenseman in the lineup on Tuesday night with or without the mumps but with a NHL league wide spread of the mumps going around it was on everyone’s minds all day long across social media.

It looks like a win-win for the Hawks if Keith doesn’t have the mumps, but it seems odd that the term in unlikely instead of doesn’t but I guess that’s the conspiracy theorist in me.  The good news is that if Keith doesn’t have it then it might not become a team wide outbreak in the middle of the season but just a worrisome afternoon/evening in Chicag0.

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