Rangers have confirmed the suspected: Derick Brassard has tested positive for the mumps virus.
#NYR Official: Derick Brassard is returning to New York with a suspected case of the mumps
Pro Hockey Talk "Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final could be a good news/bad news one for the New York Rangers. First the good news. Following practice at Madison Square Garden on Saturday morning, Rangers forward Derick Brassard said he’s good to go and will play. Brassard has been out of action since..." May 24
Vigneault just says Brassard is day to day, lineup will be revealed tonight.
Pro Hockey Talk "When Derick Brassard missed Wednesday’s practice, people were naturally wondering why and if the reason was serious enough to cause him to miss Thursday’s contest. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault got a chuckle out of that. “He fell on his posterior,” Vigneault explained on Wednesday, according..." December 14
Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers will be sporting a new look tonight when they host Columbus at MSG. Center Derick Brassard will miss his first game of the season — with a “sore posterior,” according to head coach Alain Vigneault — while rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath will make his NHL..." December 12
North Jersey "A former Columbus Blue Jacket is carrying the Rangers' offense in the playoffs, but it's not the one they envisioned. While Rick Nash, the team's blockbuster acquisition last summer, was held off the score sheet again, Derick Brassard continued his impressive postseason by scoring the only goal..." May 13
New York Post "Derick Brassard was raised in Canada and spent nearly six seasons playing in Columbus, but he was born for Broadway. Playing in only his fourth career playoff game, the 25-year-old center, who was traded to the Rangers on April 3 as part of the deal for Marian Gaborik, had his second straight..." May 09
New York Post "Derick Brassard’s playoff debut at the Garden was more memorable than he could have expected. The 25-year-old center, who was acquired last month from Columbus as part of the trade for Marian Gaborik, had a sensational performance in the Rangers’ 4-3 win over the Capitals in Game 3, producing..." May 07
New York Post "Derick Brassard came to the Rangers with a ripped undershirt. He was told he’s no longer in Columbus, he’s no longer a Blue Jacket, and could have a new undershirt if he’d like. But the 25-year-old likes the one he has had for two years, and if he keeps playing the way he did Saturday night at..." April 15
Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard wasn't thinking clearly. Late in a 6-0 loss Tuesday night at San Jose, Brassard was driven into the end boards by Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, who then barked at him to "get up," a suggestion that Brassard was embellishing the hit. What followed wasn't..." February 02
Columbus Dispatch "The minor surge in the production of three principal Blue Jackets has in part coincided with a midseason coaching change. Forwards Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Antoine Vermette have perked up in recent days, but Nash said it is unclear what impact a potential turnaround might have on a..." January 16
Columbus Dispatch "Derick Brassard skated as a top-six forward for the Blue Jackets in last night's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville, two nights after sitting through his eighth healthy scratch in the past 12 games. Brassard returned to the power play and played a hybrid role on a line with Antoine Vermette and..." December 09
Columbus Dispatch "For years, the Blue Jackets have lamented their lack of skill, scoring and depth at center ice. Third line talent has been used in first- and second-line roles. Young talent has been hurried to the show before they've earned it. The names Jan Hrdina and Kris Beech still send shivers down the..." August 27
Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard has been alongside his teammates for a disheartening five-game trip. He has chatted with them, dined with them, practiced with them. He has done everything but what they needed most - play in the games. The absence of the team's top center, out because of..." March 06