Penguins' Malkin will miss All-Star Weekend with lower-body injury

Bruce Fedyck / USA TODAY Sports

The NHL All-Star Game will be a little less bright this year.

Evgeni Malkin will miss the festivities due to a lower-body injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced. There's no timetable for his return.

Malkin was forced to make a brief exit from Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers to be examined by team trainers, and missed Wednesday's tilt with the Chicago Blackhawks altogether as a result of the injury.

The Russian superstar sits in a tie for third in league scoring at the break, with 19 goals and 32 assists for 51 points in 45 games.

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