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Penguins' Malkin sidelined with lower-body injury

Leading scorer to miss Florida trip; Fehr expected out a month

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Forward Evgeni Malkin will miss the Pittsburgh Penguins' upcoming Florida road trip with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan told the Penguins website Thursday. 

Forward Eric Fehr is also sidelined and expected to miss about a month with a significant lower-body injury. 

Malkin, 29, will miss games Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Saturday against the Florida Panthers. He is Pittsburgh's leading scorer this season with 23 goals and 49 points in 49 games.

Fehr, 30, was injured in the second period of the Penguins' 6-5 win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday when he was hit by Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki.  

Fehr, in his first season with the Penguins, has five goals and two assists in 39 games and has anchored their penalty kill, averaging 2:29 of shorthanded ice time per game. Three of his goals have come shorthanded. 

He has 94 goals and 184 points in 493 regular-season games with the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Penguins.

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