Evgeni Malkin will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. Malkin was injured in Friday night’s game. https://t.co/OLVAJYVlil
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 12, 2016
Malkin returned to Western Pennsylvania for further evaluation after leaving Friday night’s game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets with an apparent injury.
The two-time Art Ross Trophy winner appeared to be injured in a collision with Blue Jackets defenceman Dalton Prout along the end boards in the second period of the Penguins’ 3-2 win Friday.
The Penguins visit the New York Rangers Sunday to close out a four-game road swing.
Malkin has 27 goals and 58 points in 57 games this season.