Malkin to miss weekend games with ‘nagging’ injury; Fehr out longer with ‘significant’ injury

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Evgeni Malkin will not travel with the Penguins to Florida this weekend. Pittsburgh’s star center has a “nagging” lower-body injury that will cause him to miss Friday’s game against the Lightning, as well as Saturday’s versus the Panthers. But on the bright side, at this point, it doesn’t sound like it’s anything too serious.

Eric Fehr, on the other hand, is expected to miss considerably more time. He’s got a “significant” lower-body injury that could keep him out of action for around a month. The 30-year-old forward was hurt during Tuesday’s 6-5 win over Ottawa.

In what ways will the Pens miss Fehr?

“He’s very reliable defensively,” forward Carl Hagelin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “A big body, long reach. He’s good on the PK. We’re going to miss him. Someone is going to have to step up.”

The Penguins have won four straight, but they remain on the playoff bubble.

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