Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin exits with injury

Mar 15, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) moves the puck against the Boston Bruins during the third period at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-1 Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin left Tuesday’s home game against the Boston Bruins in the first period with an unspecified injury.

Malkin, riding an eight-game points streak, took a hit from Boston’s Jarred Tinordi. He stayed down a few seconds but finished the shift before leaving for the locker room.

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Malkin returned and took a shift on a power play later in the first period but then left and was not on the bench to start the second.

Malkin, 34, has eight goals and 16 assists in 28 games this season.

–Field Level Media