Penguins star Malkin to miss Sunday's game at Rangers

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:28 p.m. EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the New York Rangers on Sunday without star center Evgeni Malkin.

Malkin left Friday night's victory in Columbus following a collision with Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout in the second period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Saturday that Malkin returned to Pittsburgh after the game while the team headed to New York. Sullivan said the team hopes to have more information on the nature of the injury by Sunday.

Malkin is second on the team with 27 goals and 31 assists in 57 games for the Penguins, who occupy the top wild-card spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Malkin missed 10 games earlier this season with an undisclosed injury. The team went 5-4-1 in his absence.