Pi, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss 2-3 weeks due to a foot injury suffered in his first shift against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Malkin will not need surgery.
Malkin was playing some of his most productive hockey of the season prior to the injury, scoring 72 points in 60 games. He had a four-point, two-goal performance against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
“To get that news is disappointing,” Bylsma said. “We’d like him to remember how he was playing the last couple games in terms of 2-3 weeks from now.”
Malkin did not participate in Pittsburgh’s morning skate before its game Tuesday against the Phoenix Coyotes and was replaced by forward Brandon Sutter on the second line between forwards Jussi Jokinen and James Neal.