Malkin missed a matchup against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. He was also sidelined Monday when the Penguins beat Toronto. He is expected to sit out against Minnesota on Thursday, too, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said.
Malkin, third in the NHL with 41 points this season, hurt his left leg at Detroit on Saturday. He lost his balance when he came together with Red Wings center Luke Glendening in the third period, and his left skate rammed into the boards. Malkin kept his left foot up as he was helped off the ice.
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