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.
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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