Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE
At the Rink blog

Malkin does off-ice workouts second straight day

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 12:43 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Share with your Friends


2012-2013 At the Rink blog
Malkin does off-ice workouts second straight day

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said injured center Evgeni Malkin has done off-ice workouts each of the past two days.

"Evgeni Malkin has been working out the last two days, not skating, back in Pittsburgh," Bylsma said Saturday before his team played the Montreal Canadiens.

Bylsma said there was no medical reason Malkin did not skate Saturday, that it was an ice-availability issue. He suffered a concussion in a Feb. 22 game against the Florida Panthers and was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

"He's working out off-ice both yesterday and today," Bylsma said.

Malkin has four goals and 21 points in 18 games this season.

Byslma said defenseman Paul Martin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals