Mar 9, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) skates with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. The Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Injury Updates: Methot, Vanek, Malkin, Eaves, Lightning

The injury train just keeps rolling through Ottawa.  Marc Methot left last night’s game with a lower body injury. TSN’s Aaron Ward said last night that early reports stated the Ottawa Senators defenseman’s injury is most likely a slight knee sprain.

The Buffalo Sabres might be without their top-scorer Thomas Vanek. He was hit with a puck during last night’s game and sustained a lower body injury. Bill Beacon of the Toronto Star reported that coach Ron Rolston believes the injury will be day-to-day:

“We’ll have to go day-to-day,” said Rolston. “He’s limping around a bit. It will probably be a day-to-day, pain-tolerance thing.”

Evgeni Malkin skated in Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Tuesday according to He’s been out for 6 games with an upper-body injury that is not related to the concussion he sustained last month. Malkin said that he hopes to return to the Penguins line up on Friday.

According to Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Patrick Eaves has no fractures in his jaw so he will be out day-to-day.

Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be losing Ryan Malone indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Victor Hedman will also be out, he is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Both players were injured in Monday’s game.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Evgeni Malkin Marc Methot Ottawa Senators Patrick Eaves Pittsburgh Penguins Player Injuries Ryan Malone Tampa Bay Lightning Thomas Vanek Victor Hedman

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