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Bylsma says Malkin hasn’t had headaches or disorientation

Feb 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

Evgeni Malkin AP

Perhaps Evgeni Malkin‘s situation isn’t as dire as it initially sounded.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma spoke with media and clarified how the reigning MVP was feeling. He says Malkin hasn’t had any headaches or disorientation following his collision with Florida’s Erik Gudbranson.

That assessment differs with what Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported yesterday but the team has not ruled out a concussion.

Malkin won’t be playing against Tampa Bay tonight and considering how Sidney Crosby‘s fortunes turned for the worse against the Lightning two seasons ago, it’s probably for the best for the team to avoid invoking those kinds of spirits anyhow.

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