Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, as expected, has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. Malkin crashed into the boards hard in last night’s game, suffering what appeared to be some whiplash.
The Tribune-Review reported this morning that Malkin is suffering from “severe headaches” and has concussion symptoms.
The Penguins to this point, though, are not confirming that Malkin has a concussion. “He’s still being evaluated as to the extent of the hit and going into the boards hard,” head coach Dan Bylsma said after today’s optional skate. “That’s an ongoing process at this point in time. He’s getting evaluated. We’re waiting to see how he feels and reacts.