The injury train of important players for the Pittsburgh Penguins kept rolling Sunday. With Evgeni Malkin (lower body injury) out, Patric Hornqvist was hurt in the Pens’ loss to Detroit.
Where was it? How did it happen?
Per coach Mike Johnston via the Pens Twitter account:
“He’s got an injury. We’ll find out tomorrow. It looked bad when he came off the ice."
Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets it could have possibly been a back, hip or a groin since it was a non-contact play. Again, some update on a part of the body of the Penguins would have been great. At least 50 percent of said body?
Captain Sidney Crosby missed Saturday’s game with some sort of illness, though he returned for the Detroit contest.
Though it doesn’t sound like Malkin’s injury is super serious but the Penguins can't catch a break with their elite forwards. Hornqvist has been hurt before, Crosby had the mumps, Malkin is hurt and now Hornqvist is hurt again. Oof.
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