Penguins Place Malkin (Concussion) On IR

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed forward Evgeni Malkin (concussion) on injured reserved retroactive to Feb. 22, the club announced today via Twitter

The move was not unexpected after head coach Dan Bylsma said Sunday that Malkin “suffered some short-term memory loss and therefore was diagnosed with a concussion” as a result of a fall into the boards in a game against Florida on Friday.

A player can’t spend fewer than seven days on injured reserve.

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