Penguins Malkin and Bjugstad Out Longer Term With Injuries

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says that centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad will be out “longer-term” after both sustained injuries in Saturday’s 7-2 win against the Blue Jackets.

Sullivan says both are lower-body injuries and that Malkin will be out longer than Bjugstad.

The good news is it appears Malkin’s injury will not be season-ending.

Malkin was injured in the second period on Saturday after and awkward fall and then was checked into the boards.

Coach Sullivan on Bjugstad and Malkin: "We would expect Geno to be out a little bit longer than Nick."Follow up from media: "Is Malkin's injury season threatening?"Coach Sullivan: "No."

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 7, 2019

Bjugstad also left the game with an undisclosed injury.

The Pens take on the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night.

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