Evgeni Malkin Is Out for Season: Pittsburgh Penguins Are Snakebitten Again

February 10th, 2011 by Todd Pataky Leave a reply »
Injuries and suspensions continue to pile up for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It was announced on Wednesday that All-Star center Evgeni Malkin will have knee surgery, ending his season.

Malkin is a key contributor to the Penguins offence, scoring 37 points in 43 games this year. He was one of the stars of the Penguins' Stanley Cup Finals appearances in 2008 and 2009. The Penguins won the Cup in 2009.

The Penguins also will be without the services of Matt Cooke for four games. Cooke will serve a suspension for a charging incident during Tuesday's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. This is not the first time Cooke has been suspended for rough play. He is beginning to get a reputation around the league as a dirty player.

Left-winger Chris Kunitz, who has not played since a Feb. 6 loss to the Washington Capitals, is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Kunitz has 36 points in 52 games this year.

The icing on this recent injury cake is that the Penguins' best player, Sidney Crosby, has not been on the ice in more than a month. He was diagnosed with concussion symptoms from a hit he took in a game against th ...

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