Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin
will miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay after suffering what appeared to be
a head injury during Friday's game against Florida.
Malkin did not participate in Saturday's optional skate and Penguins coach Dan
Bylsma said the center is still undergoing evaluation.
"He's getting evaluated," said Bylsma on Saturday. "We're waiting to see how
he feels and reacts."
Malkin's head slammed hard into the boards when he fell after being hit by
Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson during the third period of Pittsburgh's 3-1
win. He remained on the ice for a time before skating off under his own power.
"He went into the boards pretty darn hard," Bylsma added Saturday. "We're not
expecting any timeline to the injury or anything."
In 18 games this season, Malkin has four goals and 17 assists.
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