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Penguins' Malkin to miss trip to Boston

Friday, 12.06.2013 / 12:28 PM / News

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Penguins' Malkin to miss trip to Boston
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not travel with the team to Boston for a game Saturday at the Bruins.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not travel with the team for a game Saturday at the Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

It will be the second straight game Malkin has missed due to a lower-body injury. He sat out the Penguins' game Thursday against the San Jose Sharks.

Malkin is in the midst of a nine-game point streak that has brought him to second in the NHL in scoring with 37 points in 29 games, four points behind teammate Sidney Crosby.

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