Penguins injuries: Hagelin has concussion; Malkin still out, but making progress

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Carl Hagelin and Evgeni Malkin tomorrow at home to Calgary.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said today that Hagelin has been diagnosed with a concussion after being forced to leave Saturday’s victory over St. Louis. The 28-year-old winger was well enough to skate by himself this morning, so it seems unlikely that he’ll be out for too long. Hagelin was reportedly injured after taking a hit to the head from Blues forward Alex Steen.

Malkin has not played since Jan. 24 due to a lower-body injury, but he too shouldn’t be out for much longer.

“Geno will not play tomorrow,” said Sullivan. “He was in a non-contact jersey today, but we are very encouraged with his progress.”

Tomorrow will be the fifth straight game that Malkin has missed. The Penguins have gone 3-1-0 without him.

The Pens are also missing forward Conor Sheary, and they will for a while longer. Sheary is on IR with an upper-body injury.