March 9, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) receives congratulations from left wing Matt Cooke (24) after scoring on the Florida Panthers during the overtime period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Malkin Experiencing Concussion Symptoms; Out Sunday


Pittsburgh Penguins superstar forward Evgeni Malkin is experiencing concussion symptoms after he crashed into the boards awkwardly last night against the Florida Panthers.

According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-review, several sources told him that Malkin has a severe headache as well as mild disorientation, resulting from the whiplash he took.

It was also being reported that some of the Pens players saw Malkin acting normal in the dressing room last night after the game.

Head coach Dan Bylsma said Malkin is set to be further evaluated Saturday and there is no timetable on his return to game action.

He also noted that Malkin has been ruled out for Sunday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On the year, Malkin has 21 points (4G, 17A) and is the team’s second-highest point getter.


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