According to head coach Mike Sullivan, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins is listed day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not play this weekend.
“He will not play [Friday night] or this weekend,” Sullivan said. “We are hopeful that this is a short-term thing and he’ll be back in our lineup soon.”
The 32-year-old has established himself as one of the NHL’s most dynamic offensive threats for more than a decade and is currently tied for second in team scoring with 14 goals and 55 points in 50 games this season.
the Penguins have adapted to playing without Malkin in the past as injuries have held him back throughout his career. After missing just four games over his first three seasons, he’s reached the 75-game plateau just twice over the past nine years.
Pittsburgh is scheduled to take on the Ottawa Senators at home on Friday night before traveling to Toronto on Saturday.