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Malkin suffers upper-body injury on JVR hit

Mar 9, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 9: Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates the puck up ice during NHL game action March 9, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Penguins earned a 5-4 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, but they lost Evgeni Malkin in the process.

The Penguins announced that Malkin, who has already missed time this season with a concussion, sustained an upper-body injury on Saturday. The silver lining is that it’s not a head injury.

Malkin was hurt when he absorbed a hit from Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk and was pulled out of the game for precautionary reasons, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

Prior to the injury, Malkin registered an assist, giving him 24 points in 21 games.

Even if the injury is minor, the timing of it is inopportune. Following Saturday’s contest, Pittsburgh will play another five games in just eight days. That stretch includes two games against the soaring Boston Bruins and a match versus the New York Rangers.

  1. steelers88 - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Not really to worried about Malkin’s injury. Let him rest tomorrow (Pens play the Islanders at home) the reason why I’m not worried is because they kept him out for precautionary reasons he didn’t even leave the bench.

  2. cavafox - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Crosby’s injury was an upper body injury.

    • einjzmolf - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      See the big difference between crosby and malkin is that crosby’s skull is made of premature warm jello and malkin’s is made of the axis powers, pretty big difference

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

        Crazy to think premature warm jello can lead the league in points. Your post is as irrelevant as you. Move along troll.

      • einjzmolf - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        how many points he has doesn’t matter to me, i was more trying to tone down the drama queen thinking the end of the world was coming for malkin. just throwing a little fun in there to boot, sorry to hurt your butt :)

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

      That was a little scary he could have really been hurt on that play ! You can see the youth in him he bounced right back up ! I have figured the Pens out and its not so much a bad thing if your a pens fan ,,,the defend by attacking I kind of like its old school !

      • handsofsweed - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        I’m starting to actually like you. You have had a major change in class and heart in the last two weeks. BTW, your boy Giroux isn’t a “Fraude.” He’s a hell of a player. Hang in there, dude. There will be better days ahead… (umm, I mean not at our expense and not until we win another cup or two, anyhow).

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:02 AM

        Agreed with Mr. Handsofweed.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM

        Tha’ts cool but don’t go all in just yet hahahahaha !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:04 AM

        I have that effect on people my words itch at your ears till you have no choice but to surrender and like me hahahahahahahaha ! Yo this is really bad timing but I snagged a JVR reebok black ice jersey off ebay for like $29.00 and Iam not really a jersey wearing guy but this is pretty nice! Iam looking to take it to a local pro shop and have the name plate removed and have them sew the letters M A L K I N on it hahahahahahahhaahahahah !

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:23 AM

        Dude, I think you are a little crazy but you make me laugh everyday. Not many people can do that. You are ok in my book…. RESPECT!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        Same here bro,, Iam in my early 50’s and I really apologize when I first came on here I did not know what a troll was, I did not know what trolling was ,never though of myself as a troll but I was a troll ! I though I was being a quick witted smarta## I found out quickly it really don work like that here so you learn something everyday ! When I was growing up the word Pittsburgh was always in my house my father drove for SCHMIDT’S BEER OF PHILADELPHIA and went to Pitt with a trailer load of the Schuylkill Punch (a river that runs through the city ) twice a week ! We always thought he may of had a girlfriend there ,,Oh my you don’t think me and hockeywithdrawl are related !

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        I hope your not related (for your sake, haha). We all as men and as fans fight the urge to lash out at our hated rivals but in the end it’s just a game and can’t take it so personally or seriously. Trolls don’t get that.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        Yo ironman I have a little theory I want to run by you tell me what you think ! I declared the Flyers not making the Playoffs last week and I still believe that ! BUUUUUUUUUUUT and its a big but ! Here goes the Pens if they remain on fire will be dealing teams in this conference loses left and right sooooooooo the games in hand that the teams ahead of the flyers may not be that big of a deal because these teams depending on how many games these teams have collectively left with the pens are most likely gonna be loses ! Do you smell what Iam cooking here ? So by the Pens being so good and pretty much walking through the conference, and the flyers being so bad benefit from the pens being so good hahahahaaha!

  3. ironman721 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Well that sucks👎!😡

  4. steelers88 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    The good news is Malkin doesn’t have a head injury.

    • orangandblack - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      It’s a vagina injury, NHL tonight just confirmed it

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

        Haha check out giroux post game press conference after the pens 5-4 win on Thursday.

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        Your team is 3 games under .500, last place in the division, and lost again last nigh via shutout. New rule; 🚫NO trash talking until the flyers climb above .500…..

  5. 5hole26 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    looks like the whole flyers team is suffering from an ovary infection. no need to troll bro your team is useless

    • orangandblack - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      HAHA, I see what you did there, took what I said and changed a word or two made a funny flyers joke. Dude, you troll on every flyers post ever written.

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM

        🚨⚠Warning we have a troll advisory! blackandorange has been spotted trolling in another Pens article. This person is considered extremely stupid. Engaging him in direct conversation can cause serious loss in IQ points! You have been warned!🚓🚔📢

    • odj810 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      did you watch the game they just played against the bruins? talk about going through the motions. I was always a huge giroux supporter but he was invisible.

  6. jonkchar - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    are the flyers still around or did they relocate?

    • upyoursnfu - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Nope….thats still Filthadelphia. The smell just isn’t as bad since some of the tears from Thursday nights game washed away some of the stench.

  7. orangandblack - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I actually like you Pens fans, you’re intense and care for your team and players. And your knowledgeable. Much better than any caps, rangers, or isles fan. I would honesty put you guys up there with Detroit or Boston fans. But, I do not have to like the team or players on it

    • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Nobody ask you to buy a Crosby jersey but you don’t have to be a disrespectful 💩 either!

  8. kingsforever - Mar 10, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Upper body injury…did someone grope his breasts?

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