Evgeni Malkin: How Will Injuries Impact His Pittsburgh Penguins Future?

February 5th, 2011 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Earlier today, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma announced that Evgeni Malkin suffered a torn ACL and MCL in last night's game against the Buffalo Sabres. He had just missed the last five games with a knee injury and sinus infection and was making his return to the Penguins lineup.

Malkin was injured last night when he collided with Tyler Myers early in the second period. He went into the boards and stayed down on the ice until the trainer could come out and help. He did not return to the game, and initial reports were that he would be evaluated today.

ESPN analyst Pierre LeBrun addressed the Malkin story on his Twitter account:

"Pens say Malkin may seek second opinion in terms of surgery vs. rehab but looks like surgery at this point." It doesn't even need to be pointed out that Malkin will miss the rest of the season. Everyone who has heard this news has been able to figure that out on their own.  I feel bad for Geno. He just returned to the lineup after dealing with an injury and an illness, and then he gets hurt again? You have to wonder who in the NHL has a hex on him.

However, I feel we have to think about this i ...

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