Evgeni Malkin out 2-3 weeks

“NHL scoring champion Evgeni Malkin will be lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two to three weeks because of a strained right shoulder.

Malkin had been attempting to play through the injury, but coach Dan Bylsma said the team decided to rest the centre. The Russian star would miss seven games if he is out two weeks and 10 games if he is out three.” (source-Slam!sports) 

Malkin has been very durable, having played 254 consecutive regular season games prior to this injury. I’d bet on him being back in 2 weeks rather then three based on his history. You get the impression Geno doesn’t like sit out, he said quote “It’s early in the season. It’s fine,” Malkin said. “I feel good. It’s not a big problem.” Poolies are hoping he’s right.


One Comment

  1. Mark

    October 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

    This is a good opportunity for Staal to step into a more offensive role