Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin has successful knee surgery

May 24, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) reacts after scoring a power play goal against the New York Islanders during the first period in game five of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin underwent successful knee surgery and is expected to miss training camp in September.

The Penguins said Friday they expect to have a more definitive time frame for his return at that time.

Malkin suffered the injury on March 16 in the Pens’ game against Boston. He was sidelined for 23 games before making his return on May 3 against Philadelphia. He tallied five points in Pitt’s first-round series loss to the New Islanders.

Malkin, who turns 35 next month, finished wit 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 33 games during the regular season.

Next season will be the final year of the 8-year, $76 million extension Malkin signed in June 2013.

Malkin has 424 career goals 940 games, all with the Penguins.

–Field Level Media