Evgeni Malkin Injured: All Pittsburgh Penguins Must Step Up

February 5th, 2011 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
The Pittsburgh Penguins were dealt a major blow when center Evgeni Malkin tore his MCL and ACL, ending his season after Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers fell awkwardly into his right leg while killing a penalty.

This happened at the start of the second period. Malkin had only one period under his belt after missing five games with a knee injury and sinus infection.

Keeping in mind the injury plague that has overcome the Pens' dressing room, this news is especially frustrating.

However, despite the mandatory panic creeping throughout the minds of Pens fans, this season is not over. People forget how well the Pens have been doing without captain Sidney Crosby, Malkin and Mark Letestu. Before that, the Pens played admirably without the services of Jordan Staal for the first half of the season.

People also forget how many fans and analysts were tearing apart Malkin's game at the beginning of the season when he was injury-free. This was pegged as his worst season in the NHL, picking up where he left off last season with a lackluster effort in all aspects of his game.

In all honestly, this hasn't been Malkin's best season. ...

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