Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will not play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings, coach Mike Johnston announced Sunday. Teammate Sidney Crosby was a game-time decision, but will play, according to the team.
Malkin left Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins with a lower body injury after he was hit by forward Chris Kelly just 1:29 into the opening period. Malkin came back into the game and played 4:15, but sat out the rest of the game.
Crosby was a late scratch on Saturday after an "undisclosed ailment" that occurred during pre-game warm-ups.
In 63 games this season, Malkin has 28 goals and 40 assists. Malkin is tied for fifth-best in the league with 68 points. Crosby is third with 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists).
The Penguins and Red Wings play Sunday at 12:30 ET in Pittsburgh.