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Now Evgeni Malkin is hurting in Pittsburgh

Dec 13, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

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Right when Penguins fans thought the injury worries couldn’t get worse, they do.

Pens star center Evgeni Malkin was held out of practice today and according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Shelly Anderson, Malkin will be a game time decision to play tonight against Detroit. Dan Bylsma wouldn’t elaborate further as to what’s bothering Malkin. Bylsma also says that Jordan Staal will be a game time decision to play as well.

Malkin joins Staal, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Zbynek Michalek as star players dealing with different injuries. Injuries are nothing new for the Penguins, but potentially being without all three of Crosby, Malkin, and Staal is unheard of even for them. What was supposed to be a marquee match-up against Detroit tonight with a bevy of stars in what’s been a heated rivalry now shapes up to be more like a game between the Red Wings and the Penguins’ farm team.

  1. abrienza428 - Dec 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team get this ravaged by injuries between the 2nd half of last season and this seaon.

  2. jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    dang man, at least we still have a goalie.

    • jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      crazy…they didnt mention richard park being out either…thats all 4 centers…gone. letestu sure looks good right about now, wish we would have held onto him

  3. pens919209 - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Maybe the Penguins should run a special tonight – the first ten able-bodied people through the gates get to suit up and play.

    Seriously, the amount of injuries on this team is ridiculous.

  4. ottograham - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    may or may not lose my mind. We will be the best team to never play together. Guys need to start eating your wheaties mang…

  5. jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    breaking news…penguins sign peter forsberg. season saved

  6. sportsinhd - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Marquee Matchup? Someone forgot to tell your overlords that, Versus has the Sharks/Avalanche game on tonight. As a hockey fan, I’m dumbfounded by that decision.

    • yettyskills - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:42 PM

      LOL this is a joke right?

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