Evgeni Malkin to miss time with lower-body injury

Sidney Crosby scored three straight goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins outlast the Ottawa Senators 6-5.

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury and will miss at least two games, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Malkin had two assists in Tuesday night’s win over the Ottawa Senators, playing 19:13, more than any other forward aside from Sidney Crosby, but was not at Thursday’s practice.

The Penguins play their next two games on the road against Tampa Bay and Florida, before hosting the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

Malkin leads the Penguins in goals (23) and points (49), and is second on the team in assists with 26, having played in all 49 games this year.

Eric Fehr also missed practice Thursday, where it was announced that the 30-year-old forward would miss a month with a "significant lower-body injury."

Fehr missed the first 10 games of the season after undergoing surgery on his elbow. He's played in every game since, tallying two goals and five assists.