PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins will be without the services of their alternate captain and acting first-line center Evgeni Malkin on Thursday when they take on the Blue Jackets.
According to Head Coach Mike Sullivan, Malkin will be out of the lineup with an illness.READ MORE: Police: Beaver County Trooper Arrested For Trying To Withdraw Friend's Traffic Citation
In a corresponding move, the Penguins recalled Joseph Blandisi on an emergency basis.READ MORE: Michael Keaton Partners With Green Tech Company To Bring Plant To Pittsburgh
This is the second time this season Malkin has been out of the lineup after he suffered a lower-body injury in the second game of the season against the Blue Jackets which kept him out of the lineup for several weeks.MORE NEWS: Superior Court Upholds Prison Sentence For Monroeville Mall Shooter Tarod Thornhill
The Penguins and Blue Jackets faceoff tonight at PPG Paints Arena at 7:00 p.m.