April 23, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) skates with the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Buffalo Sabres won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Malkin Out 1-2 Weeks

 

Head coach Dan Bylsma reported after the game Sunday night that they will be without superstar forward Evgeni Malkin for the next 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury – according to Michelle Crechiolo of the Pens’ website.

After Malkin was unable to finish Saturday’s game against Toronto because of a James van Riemsdyk check, he was seen on the bench shrugging his right shoulder around, adding speculation that the two could be related.

Malkin sat out yesterdays game due to the injury and Bylsma is not calling it a concussion.

“There is not a concern. Just an upper-body injury.”

Malkin suffered a concussion in a game against the Florida Panthers February 22nd, which caused him to miss the next four contests for Pittsburgh – per Sam Kasan of the Pens’ site.

On the season, Malkin has 24 points (5G, 19A) and he is currently skating to a peculiar minus-1 rating.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the week on Malkin’s status.

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