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Penguins Malkin sits out because of knee injury

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is sitting out against the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a knee injury.

Malkin is missing Saturday night's game after logging a season-low 16 minutes, 26 seconds in a home win over Atlanta on Thursday.

He participated in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but the coaching staff decided to keep him out of the game.

Malkin has eight goals and 14 assists in 26 games this season.

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