Penguins injury update: Malkin's shoulder dislocated, Recchi's checkbone broken
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An examination today confirmed that Penguins center Evgeni Malkin dislocated his left shoulder in a collision with teammate John LeClair during an exhibition game in Moncton, New Brunswick, last night.
There is no prognosis for Malkin's return to action and he will undergo further examination next week.
Also, right winger Mark Recchi has a broken left cheekbone, but it won't necessarily be a lost-time injury.
Recchi said an examination today confirmed the fracture but that a doctor told him he can resume skating and playing immediately. Recchi was injured when struck in the face by a high stick from Philadelphia center Randy Robitaille during last night's 5-4 victory.
"I could play tomorrow, but the trainer probably wouldn't let me," Recchi said.
The Penguins wll play Washington at Mellon Arena tomorrow at 7:35 p.m.
First Published September 21, 2006 12:00 am