Originally written on Talk Hockey  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Source: ESPNPenguins star and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.Malkin has symptoms that include a severe headache and mild disorientation, the newspaper reported, citing multiple sources.Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said a concussion has not been ruled out, but disputed that Malkin suffered from headaches and disorientation.Malkin was injured in the third period of Friday's game against the Panthers after getting nudged by Florida's Erik Gudbranson. Malkin's back hit the boards at full speed and his head snapped back upon impact....Link to the full article---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Take: It's been tough watching so many big NHL stars go down to injuries. First it was arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, now arguably the top forward in hockey. Pittsburgh has been having a great season with a 12-6 record, which placed them second in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins have had enough problems with concussion-related injuries to their players anyways. They lost Sidney Crosby for over 100 games because of his concussion. Image Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America
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