PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Evgeni Malkin returned from a 5-game absence on Monday because of an upper-body injury, and after Pittsburgh beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1, the Penguins could be without their No. 2 center again.READ MORE: Pitt Researchers Say Ear Tubes May Not Be The Best Way To Treat Chronic Ear Infections
Malkin was given a match penalty for swinging his stick at the head of Flyers forward Michael Raffl late in Monday’s game.
He will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL’s department of player safety.READ MORE: Washington Police Launching Decoy Pedestrians To See If Vehicles Stop In Crosswalk
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Match penalties are automatically reviewed by the league office.MORE NEWS: Crews From Allegheny Health Network Program Connect Police With Community Outreach, Support Services
Malkin had an assist, four shots on goal and won 56 percent of his faceoffs prior to being ejected late in the game.