Monday, October 20, 2014
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Evgeni Malkin injury: Penguins center day-to-day with lower body injury

Evgeni Malkin will not play for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night due to a lower body injury.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were already going to have their hands full on Thursday night when they hosted the San Jose Sharks, perhaps the best team in the NHL through the first two months of the season.

It's going to be even more difficult after coach Dan Bylsma announced that center Evgeni Malkin will not play in the game and is listed as day-to-day due to a lower body injury.

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Malkin, who is currently second in the NHL scoring race just one point behind Sidney Crosby, had to leave the morning skate after just 10 minutes and did not return.

In 29 games this season Malkin has seven goals and a league-leading 30 assists while his line has been carrying Pittsburgh's offense for a few weeks. He has been on the ice for 34 of Pittsburgh's past 47 goals. In his absence you can probably expect Brandon Sutter to be bumped up into a top-six role.

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