Malkin injured, to miss next Penguins game, maybe more
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Penguins All-Star forward Evgeni Malkin has what is believed to be a leg injury and will miss Thursday's game at New Jersey -- and perhaps be out longer.
Malkin played in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Detroit but did not practice today at Consol Energy Center.
Malkin, a former NHL scoring champion and playoff MVP, has 15 goals, 37 points in 42 games. He has been dealing with a left knee injury off and on this season, and coach Dan Bylsma referred to a time Saturday in a win at Boston when Malkin landed on the ice with his legs splayed awkwardly.
Bylsma said the length of time Malkin will be out depends on the completion of medical evaluations. Malkin was voted in as an All-Star for the Jan. 30 game at Carolina.
The Penguins recalled center Dustin Jeffrey from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to replace Malkin on the roster. Jeffrey leads Wilkes-Barre is tied for sixth in the American Hockey League with 41 points. He has played in four games with the Penguins during several short call-ups this season.
First Published January 19, 2011 1:02 pm