Sports Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin to miss Penguins-Capitals Game 1

22:11  25 april  2018
22:11  25 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Game 3: Sunday, January 24th. Penguins . Postponed. Capitals . Shot missed by Carl Hagelin , Wide of Net(Backhand 40 ft). Goal scored by Evgeni Malkin (Wristshot 9 ft) assisted by Carl Hagelin and Brian Dumoulin.

Carl Hagelin credited with hit on Dmitry Orlov in offensive zone. PP. 2nd Period 15:32- 1 . Shot missed by Evgeni Malkin . Penalty to Bryan Rust 2 minutes for Delaying the game .

Evgeni Malkin after he took a hit in Game 5 against the Flyers. © Matt Freed/Post-Gazette Evgeni Malkin after he took a hit in Game 5 against the Flyers.

Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin will not play in Game 1 of the Penguins' second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Washington, Mike Sullivan said after the team's practice Wednesday.

Both players skated on their own Wednesday morning, but neither participated in the team's practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.

Malkin (lower body) was injured in the first period of Game 5 of the Penguins' first-round series against Philadelphia. He finished that contest, but missed Game 6.

Hagelin (upper body) was hurt in Game 6 on a check from Flyers winger Claude Giroux.

Game 1 between the Penguins and Capitals is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Washington.

Sam Werner: swerner@post-gazette.com and Twitter @SWernerPG

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