Monday, October 02, 2006

Evgeni Malkin injury update

Dave Molinari has an article in the Post-Gazette this morning about Sidney Crosby. In the notes at the bottom, he has the following:
General manager Ray Shero said he has a timetable for Evgeni Malkin's return from a dislocated left shoulder "in the back of my mind, but I don't want to hold anyone to it." He hopes to have more definitive word on how long Malkin will be out sometime this week.
So, I guess that we can hold out hope that he'll be available for the opener, but I'd rather not see him until he's 100%.


fauxrumors said...

1) We're told the kid wants to play, but the medical staff is being ultra cautious
2) Should be interesting what the Pens do with their goaltending situation. Clearly Fleury hasn't earned a spot in camp, but do they chance hurting his feelings?
3) Wilkes-Barre beckons M-A. Your time will come. probably better for the kid to start in the AHL and earn his way up. No one should be entitled to a spot

Pat said...

I'm with you on Fleury, but it's probably more his confidence that the Pens are worried about damaging. Doesn't matter if it's right or not, it's the way he feels.

Also remember that he was lights-out in Wilkes-Barre last year before his callup (though I do remember him faltering in the playoffs in 04-05)

fauxrumors said...

1) Yes, Saborin came in and was superior to M-A in the AHL playoffs.
2) We believe its time to give that kid a chance at the next level and see what he can deliver. Who cares where he was drafted!