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SportPenguins will be without Malkin on ‘week-to-week’ basis

05:40  18 march  2019
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In order to legally leave the team, on 15 August, Malkin invoked via fax a law allowing him to cancel his one-year contract by giving his employer two weeks ' notice.[12] Having untied himself of obligations in Russia, he was able to sign an entry-level contract with the Penguins on 5 September 2006.[13].

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will be out 6-8 weeks because of an upper-body injury, the Penguins said Saturday. Malkin appeared to injure his left arm Friday during a 3-2 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets when he collided with Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout.

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PITTSBURGH — Not only did the Pittsburgh Penguins drop what could prove to be an important point against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night, but they also found out they will be without one of their top players for an extended period of time.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan announced after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will be out of the lineup on a “week-to-week” basis with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Malkin did not play in Sunday’s game after he appeared to be injured in Saturday’s loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The injury seemingly occurred when he was cross-checked away from the play by Blues defender Robert Bortuzzo. There was no penalty called on the play. Malkin was down on the ice in obvious pain for several moments but remained in the game. He was not in the lineup for Sunday’s game and was replaced on the second line by Teddy Blueger, who skated between Phil Kessel and Bryan Rust.

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has 27 goals and 58 points. While there is no good time to have Evgeni Malkin (27 goals, 58 points) go down six to eight weeks with an upper body injury, the Malkin 's absence will be felt on the power play, where he ranks fourth in the NHL with 27 points.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play Wednesday against the Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN1), coach Mike The Penguins also will be without defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who sustained an upper-body injury Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Malkin’s absence on Sunday coincided with the return of Rust, continuing what has been a frustrating run of injury luck for the team as they can not quite seem to get everyone healthy at the same time. The Penguins are already playing without two of their top defenders — including their top defender — as Kris Letang and Olli Maatta remained sidelined.

Malkin just recorded his 1,000th career point on Tuesday night in a come-from-behind win against the Washington Capitals, and in 66 games this season has 71 points (21 goals, 50 assists) and is the team’s second-leading scorer, trailing only captain Sidney Crosby.

The Penguins currently sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division, sitting three points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes who still have two games in hand. The two teams meet one more time this season on Tuesday night in Raleigh. They are still seven points ahead of the Montreal Canadiens, the first team currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

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Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist is week - to - week with a lower-body injury. Although coach Mike Sullivan said Saturday the Penguins don’t view this as a long-term issue, playing without their exuberant Malkin has goals in four straight — including eight total during that stretch — 15 in his

The Pittsburgh Penguins will open the National Hockey League's playoffs without Evgeni Malkin in the lineup. Palm Angels lights up NY Fashion Week with strobes, stags. On the eve of the Penguins ’ playoff opener with the New York Rangers, Malkin went through on-ice drills before the

The Penguins have nine games remaining in the regular season and are set to begin a tough four-game road trip that will feature games against Carolina, the Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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