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No physical activity yet for Malkin (concussion)

Feb 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

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Sidelined Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin (concussion) is resting at home and has no timetable for a return to action.

“There’s not a specific schedule for that right now in terms of physical activity,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said today in Florida, where his team will take on the Panthers tonight, minus Malkin.

“The protocol and resting with a concussion, he’s following that right now.”

Bylsma said Sunday that Malkin “suffered some short-term memory loss and therefore was diagnosed with a concussion” as a result of a fall into the boards in a home game against Florida on Feb. 22.

In other Penguins news, goalie Tomas Vokoun will get the start tonight. The 36-year-old’s last outing, Wednesday versus the Flyers, was a rough one, as he surrendered six goals on 32 shots in a 6-5 loss.

  1. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Eh, let him rest for the road trip and if he is ok maybe plan on the 4th vs. TBL. But honestly getting him back in the line-up should not be a priority right now, the Pens are ok in the standings and he doesn’t need to take any chances that could hurt a strong come back.

    In other news its weird in a good way to see Neal form some chemistry with other people on his line.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Man this guy is some tough…that hammer job with the boars would have killed a mere mortal! Get better Geno, take your time and get it right.

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