Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, center, will be in a spectator's role on Monday.
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has been ruled out of his third straight game due to a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan told the team’s website on Monday.
Malkin missed the team’s trek through the Sunshine State this past weekend and will sit out as Pittsburgh (26-18-7) vies for its sixth win in seven outings on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7). Sullivan didn’t shed much light when talking about what he referred to last week as a "nagging" injury to the 2012 Hart Trophy winner.