Evgeni Malkin has successful knee surgery; will miss Penguins training camp

Evgeni Malkin knee surgery
Jan 22, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) warms up before playing the New York Rangers at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin underwent successful knee surgery and is expected to miss training camp in September.

The Penguins said Friday they expect to have a more definitive time frame for his return at that time.

Evgeni Malkin knee surgery; will miss training camp

Malkin suffered the injury on March 16 in the Pens’ game against Boston. He was sidelined for 23 games before making his return on May 3 against Philadelphia. He tallied five points in Pitt’s first-round series loss to the New Islanders.

Malkin, who turns 35 next month, finished wit 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 33 games during the regular season.

Next season will be the final year of the 8-year, $76 million extension Malkin signed in June 2013.

Malkin has 424 career goals 940 games, all with the Penguins.

Editor’s Note: Rob Rossi of The Athletic is reporting that the injury from March 16th was injured again in the season-finale on May 8th. Mike Sullivan announced after their loss to the Islanders he played with a serious knee injury.

–Field Level Media