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Malkin out of tonight’s game with upper-body injury, not a concussion

Mar 10, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Evgeni Malkin AP

It turns out Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin‘s injury from last night is going to require a little time off.

Coach Dan Bylsma announced last season’s league MVP would miss tonight’s game against the Islanders with an upper-body injury. He made it clear the injury was not a concussion and that he’d be evaluated further tonight.

Malkin already missed time this season with a concussion and tacking on another one would’ve been enough to send the city of Pittsburgh into a panic. As it is, the injury he suffered last night on his collision with James van Riemsdyk looked more like a shoulder issue than one with his head. For what it’s worth, the Penguins next game after tonight is Tuesday against Boston.

  1. seawurd - Mar 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Eat plenty of momma malkin’s borscht….come back soon.

  2. orangandblack - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I’m guilty of trolling from time to time, but not now….I think it’s smart, rest him against the Isle’s if he’s not 100%. They’ll need him against Boston

  3. killerpgh - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Starting tonight the Penguins are about to play 5 games and 8 nights. 2 against the Bruins. Not a good time (as if the every is) to be without one of you better players. The Penguins will most likely make the playoff so rest him until he is 100%.

  4. jimw81 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    it is a concussion, out for 2 weeks

    • killerpgh - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      When did they start putting time frames on concussions?

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