Sidney Crosby to play Thursday

— -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had missed three games after being diagnosed with the mumps, will return to the lineup Thursday night against Colorado, the team announced on Twitter.

Crosby participated with the team during the morning skate Thursday. He was diagnosed last weekend and had spent several days in isolation and was cleared to practice Wednesday.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Penguins after a test for the mumps came back negative. The team is still awaiting test results for defensemen Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo.

Penguins forward Beau Bennett is out indefinitely after testing positive for the virus Monday. Also diagnosed with the disease is a Penguins intern working with the radio broadcast crew, a team source told ESPN.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.