Penguins injuries: Hagelin has concussion; Malkin still out, but making progress
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Carl Hagelin and Evgeni Malkin tomorrow at home to Calgary.
Head coach Mike Sullivan said today that Hagelin has been diagnosed with a concussion after being forced to leave Saturday’s victory over St. Louis. The 28-year-old winger was well enough to skate by himself this morning, so it seems unlikely that he’ll be out for too long. Hagelin was reportedly injured after taking a hit to the head from Blues forward Alex Steen.
Malkin has not played since Jan. 24 due to a lower-body injury, but he too shouldn’t be out for much longer.
“Geno will not play tomorrow,” said Sullivan. “He was in a non-contact jersey today, but we are very encouraged with his progress.”
Tomorrow will be the fifth straight game that Malkin has missed. The Penguins have gone 3-1-0 without him.
The Pens are also missing forward Conor Sheary, and they will for a while longer. Sheary is on IR with an upper-body injury.