Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SNP, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV) because of an upper-body injury. After practicing Monday, Malkin didn't skate Tuesday because of the injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Malkin will be reevaluated Thursday to determine his status for the games against the Boston Bruins on Friday and Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Malkin is second on the Penguins with seven goals and 21 points. Phil Kessel leads them with eight goals and 24 points. With Malkin absent, forward Jake Guentzel moved from second-line left wing to center on the same line. Bryan Rust was elevated from third-line right wing, where Josh Archibald skated Tuesday, to fill the hole at left wing on the second line.
Malkin dealing with upper-body injury
NHL.com | Nov 21