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Malkin Day-to-Day with "Slight" Injury

by Sam Kasan / Pittsburgh Penguins

Pens center Evgeni Malkin was scratched in the Penguins’ 4-1 loss to Philadelphia and is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

The injury isn’t believed to be long-term.

“I don’t expect it to linger,” head coach Mike Johnston said. “It’s day-to-day, so it may be two, three, four, maybe somewhere in that range.”

Malkin was given a maintenance day on Tuesday, but while the Pens staff were working with him, they discovered “a slight injury.”

“When they were working with him the other day they found a slight injury that they wanted to be cautious about,” Johnston said. “So the decided to keep him out for tonight’s game and play it day-by-day from here.”

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