Russian forward of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Yevgeny Malkin, has been placed on the long-term list of injured players, according to the official website of the NHL club.
Associated Press journalist Stephen Vaino, in turn, said on his Twitter page that the Russian striker will miss at least six matches and, at best, will be able to return to the ice on April 11.
Recall that Malkin was injured on March 16 in a home match against Boston (1: 2). At the beginning of the meeting, the Russian collided with the guests’ defender Jarred Tinordi, after which he could not continue the game.
This season, the forward has played 29 matches for Pittsburgh, in which he scored 24 points (eight goals + 16 assists). Earlier, Malkin also came in third place in the list of the best scorers in the history of the club.