By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, who’s recovering from knee surgery, will be out for at least the first two months of the season, General Manager Ron Hextall said Thursday.READ MORE: 'Run-Hide-Fight Really Does Work': Tree Of Life Survivor Audrey Glickman Wants Others To Remember 'It Can Happen Again'
Malkin underwent successful surgery over the summer after he was injured in a collision during a game against the Bruins in March.READ MORE: Community Garden In Pittsburgh Holds Volunteer Events To Help Community Heal After Tree Of Life Shooting
He missed the final six weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 23, 2021
He wasn’t expected to be ready for training camp, which started Thursday, but now Hextall says it’ll be at least two months before he’s back.MORE NEWS: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
The Pens are also without captain Sidney Crosby, who underwent a wrist procedure earlier this month that’s expected to keep him out for a minimum of six weeks.