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Malkin, Letang both out versus Isles

Mar 22, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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Forward Evgeni Malkin (upper body) and defenseman Kris Letang (lower body) will sit out again tonight on Long Island when the Penguins try to win their 11th straight game.

Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma says both players remain day-to-day. The Pens’ next game after tonight’s is Sunday at home to Philadelphia.

Malkin last played March 9 when he was hurt in a game with Toronto.

Letang was hurt in Sunday’s contest versus Boston.

Both players have been skating.

Even without two of their offensive stars, the Penguins won their 10th straight Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Washington. In their last six games, the Pens have surrendered just six goals.

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  1. jobotjones - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I don’t think they necessarily need them tonight. Seems better to rest them for Sunday’s matchup vs flyers.
    Go Pens!

  2. steelers88 - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I wouldn’t play Malkin or Letang Sunday against Philly I’d play against Montreal.

    • f2maestro - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      I’d play them as soon as they are able and confident their injuries are completely healed regardless of the team they play. Both Montreal and Philly get into the Penguins heads so I don’t think the team they return against matters as long as they’re ready.

      • JoeAvg - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Absolutely. Both need to sit until they’re 100%. Need ’em at that level when it really counts. A playoff spot is all but secured. I couldn’t care less if they are the first or fourth seed.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      let me guess upper and lower body injuries

  3. Stiller43 - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM


  4. steelers88 - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Why would you want the #4 seed? That is probably one of the worst seeds to have! I’d rather have home ice throughout the playoffs than only have home ice for the first round! Plus that would mean the Penguins would have a epic collapse! You don’t want to go into the playoffs like that.

    • JoeAvg - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      I was just making a point – perhaps I should’ve said eighth and made that more clear. Obviously they’re going to finish any lower than second.

      • JoeAvg - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        *not going to finish*

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