Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin injured before and during Saturday game [UPDATE]

UPDATE at 5:30pm ET:

Here are the updates from the one of the best and brightest walking the Penguins beat, Dave Molinari.





There you have it… nothing, really.

Crosby was sick and Craig Adams took his place in the lineup. As Molinari tweeted, “Bruins coach Claude Julien says he didn’t object to Craig Adams replacing Sidney Crosby in the Penguins’ lineup. Imagine that.” No s—.

As for Malkin, he played only 4:15 minutes before leaving for the day. Beat writer Seth Rorabaugh responded to some random blog writer on Twitter when posed a question about his status.


Welcome to playoff-style injury non-disclosure, folks.

Pittsburgh is scheduled to take on Detroit on Sunday afternoon. It’s a national game on NBC, so look for NBC execs trying to duct-tape together Malkin and Crosby before game time.

Sidney Crosby is out with an undisclosed injury. Evgeni Malkin? Now out with another yet to be termed injury. What a fantastic little Saturday for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their game against the Boston Bruins.

First Crosby took warmups, and then couldn’t go – and there wasn’t much of a reason given as to why he was hurt. And then the below hit from Boston’s Chris Kelly led to Malkin’s issue:


Per the gif (s/t Steph as usual) Kelly’s leg collides with Malkin’s right leg. It wasn’t dirty at all, just solid, honest contact. Malkin stayed down for a few minutes. Tried to return then left again.

This was from on Crosby:

Crosby determined he could not perform following warm-ups. Because Crosby was in the submitted lineups, the change had to be made according to Rule 7.1, which states changes to starting lineups must be reviewed and approved by the referee prior to the start of the game.

What’s the severity here on either? Who knows at the moment.