By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pens forward Evgeni Malkin underwent a successful elbow surgery.READ MORE: Family Says Child With Special Needs Was Found Wandering Along Busy Road After Not Being Dropped Off At Home After School
Penguins general manager and executive vice president Jim Rutherford announced Malkin’s surgery on his left elbow Monday morning.READ MORE: Carnegie Science Center Teams With Pittsburgh Penguins To Inspire Young Fans Through Science
The Pens say the surgery was done at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Malkin is expected to take three to four weeks to recover.MORE NEWS: Developers Hope To Turn Former East Vandergrift Elementary School Into Affordable Senior Housing
The team’s season came to an end earlier in August after losing game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. They’ve dropped opening series in back-to-back years for the first time since 2011 and 2012.