Pittsburgh star to miss all-star game

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will not be playing the NHL all-star game on Sunday in Los Angeles due to an injury, the team confirmed Wednesday.

Malkin will miss Thursday’s game in Boston.

“[Malkin] is out for tomorrow’s game and the all-star game with a lower-body injury,” head coach Mike Sullivan said through the Penguins’ Twitter account.

Malkin is currently tied for the team-lead with Sidney Crosby with 54 points — second overall in NHL scoring — two behind Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid.

As a result, the NHL will announce a replacement for the Metropolitan Division’s roster.

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