Malkin To Undergo Surgery, Expected To Miss 6 Months
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Evgeni Malkin’s season is officially over.
Today, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Malkin will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Malkin suffered the injury during the second period of the Penguins’ 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 4.
Malkin collided with Sabres’ defenseman Tyler Myers in the corner while battling for a loose puck. During the collision, Myers fell awkwardly into Malkin’s leg and forced it to bend the wrong way.
Malkin stayed down for several minutes and needed to be helped off the ice.
The Penguins expect his rehabilitation to last for about six months and hope he will be ready at the beginning of training camp in September.