Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, whose 54 points is tied for the team lead with Sidney Crosby, will miss the NHL All-Star Game with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday.
Malkin, who has 22 goals, also will miss Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.
The Penguins didn't specify when Malkin was injured, but he wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg after taking a hit from St. Louis Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson during Tuesday's game.
He isthree assists short of 500 for his career.
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin to miss All-Star Game with injury