WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals say forward Quintin Laing has the swine flu, making him at least the third NHL player to be diagnosed with the illness this week.
Capitals spokesman Nate Ewell tells The Associated Press that Laing is being treated for H1N1 and is being kept away from the rest of the team.
Laing sat out Washington’s 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and will miss at least the next two games, too.
Ewell says no other members of the Capitals have shown symptoms of the swine flu.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ladislav Smid and Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj also have the swine flu, their teams announced Tuesday.