Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/25/06 at 03:43 PM ET
The Penguins are expected to announce today that prized Russian forward Evgeni Malkin will not need surgery to fix his dislocated left shoulder. Malkin was re-evaluated Monday morning by doctors, who determined that surgery will not be necessary. The Penguins did not immediately make the announcement because they were traveling from Ontario to West Point, N.Y., for the next phase of their exhibition schedule.thanks to KK member penguinsfan for the heads up in the KKF. added 2:21pm, via the AP,
Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Evgeni Malkin, re-examined by doctors on Monday, is not expected to need surgery on his dislocated left shoulder but still could be sidelined up to six weeks. Surgery likely would have forced Malkin to miss up to two-thirds of his rookie season - a major setback not only to his career but the Penguins' hopes of improving this season following four consecutive last-place division finishes.
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