PITTSBURGH (TNS) – The Penguins announced center Evgeni Malkin will not need surgery for his injured left elbow.
Malkin, who initially suffered the unspecified injury March 11, will undergo rehabilitation and is not expected to miss any playing time according to the team.
During the team’s exit interviews June 16, Malkin said he would need to undergo an MRI to determine if surgery was required.
“This is a guy that had a real serious injury that played before most guys would have played and made a contribution to the team,” said general manager Jim Rutherford. “Just shows his character. It was pretty impressive.”
The injury sidelined Malkin for 16 games including one postseason contest.