Phoenix Vs Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin Ruled Out with Injury

Phoenix Coyotes playing with Pittsburgh Penguins Today, 7:00 PM, March 25th at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Penguins’forward Evgeni Malkin will ruled out for 2-3t weeks with a foot injury.

Malkin was injured while in-front of the net in his first shift over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night game, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma told. Malkin did not practice Monday, which was told to be due to a day off for the Penguins’ Olympians except forward Chris Kunitz. Bylsma said Malkin will not need surgery.

Malkin was playing some of his most productive hockey of the season prior to the injury, culminating in a four-point, two-goal performance against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

The Coyotes did not hold a morning skate after losing 4-3 in overtime to the New York Rangers on Monday. Goalie Mike Smith was injured in the third period of that game and is day-to-day.

The predictable lineups for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Phoenix Coyotes:

PENGUINS
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Lee Stempniak
Jussi Jokinen – Brandon Sutter – James Neal
Taylor Pyatt – Marcel Goc – Brian Gibbons
Tanner Glass – Craig Adams – Jayson Megna
Olli Maatta – Matt Niskanen
Simon Despres – Rob Scuderi
Brooks Orpik – Robert Bortuzzo
Marc-Andre Fleury
Jeff Zatkoff

Scratched: Deryk Engelland
Injured: Evgeni Malkin (foot), Kris Letang (stroke), Paul Martin (broken hand), Beau Bennett (wrist/hand), Joe Vitale (upper body), Chris Conner (broken foot), Pascal Dupuis (ACL), Tomas Vokoun (pelvis)

COYOTES
Martin Erat – Martin Hanzal – Radim Vrbata
Rob Klinkhammer – Antoine Vermette – Mikkel Boedker
Brandon McMillan – Mike Ribeiro – Shane Doan
Kyle Chipchura – Jeff Halpern – David Moss
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Zbynek Michalek
Keith Yandle – Derek Morris
Chris Summers – Michael Stone
Thomas Greiss
Mark Visentin

Scratched: Paul Bissonnette, Mikkel Boedker, Brandon Gormley
Injured: Mike Smith (lower body), Lauri Korpikoski (upper body), David Schlemko (lower body)

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