Coach Mike Sullivan was murky as ever with his injury update on Evgeni Malkin. Sullivan only deemed the injury as “longer term” which, for him, is the classification above “day-to-day”. However, more details and reports are beginning to emerge to help fill in the gaps of Sullivan’s typically vague updates.
Malkin suffered a soft tissue injury to his leg. Expected to be out at least a month.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 7, 2019
We’re not doctors, but play one on the internet, so did a little research on just exactly what a “soft tissue injury” is. You may remember a few years ago Olli Maatta suffered one when he was checked into the open door of the bench area, but beyond that it feels like an injury that isn’t totally common in the NHL.