Originally written on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 10/11/11
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Evgeni Malkin will miss his second straight game this season with an undisclosed lower body injury.  Defenseman Brooks Orpik who has yet to play this year still recovering from surgery he had over the summer.  Malkin did skate with the team this morning but Orpik did not.  Here’s what Coach Bylsma had to say about the two:

“Brooks Orpik, while he is improving, thinks it’s better to be off the ice for a few days before he gets back on the ice and skates with the players. That’s why he was not out there.

“Evgeni Malkin has soreness and will not be available for tonight’s game. We do not think it’s long-term or anything other than just being sore at this point and time.”

After all the work Malkin put in this offseason recovering from knee surgery, we would hate to see him out for a prolonged period of time.

Penguins play their home opener tonight against the Florida Panthers who are 1-1-0 so far this season.

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