Evgeni Malkin will miss two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury.
Dan Bylsma announced it today after practice.
According to Rob Rossi's Twitter feed, Malkin has been injured for weeks.
He wants to keep playing, but Dan Bylsma has decided to sit him.
Malkin joins Sergei Gonchar and Max Talbot on the injured list.
Tyler Kennedy did not practice today either after missing last night's game.
The Penguins website reports that Kunitz was not in practice either.
It's not known what kept Kunitz and Kennedy out of practice, though Kennedy didn't play last night due to an "undisclosed injury."
The Penguins next game is tomorrow night against Columbus. It's unknown who - if anyone - will be called up to take Geno's spot in the lineup. The WBS Pens are in Winnipeg right now for a game tonight against the Manitoba Moose.
The team says they are "being cautious" by keeping Malkin out of the line-up and that his injury is not the same John LeClair-inflicted one that caused him to miss action in 2006.
The team is currently 10-2 and sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, but will the injuries eventually catch up to them?
Sidney Crosby is playing some unreal hockey right now, Alex Goligoski is doing a great Sergei Gonchar impression on the blue line and Marc-Andre Fleury has been solid. The team has a three point lead and a game in hand over the Rangers at the top of the Atlantic Division. It's still October.
Again, no one said this season would be easy. The Pens have clearly looked like members of the NHL elite so far this year and this injury may bring them back down to earth for a little while. The bridge may be getting a little busier today, but there's no reason to jump.
The team still has Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, Alex Goligoski, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury and some very solid depth.
They still have Jay McKee and Brooks Orpik.
They still have a 10-2 and record and it's still October.
At the most Malkin will miss about 10 games. It's going to be tough, but it's not going to be impossible and it's not going to be forever.
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If we had lives, the screenshot above
would have been an adequate recap of the game.
Anytime your top line gets all three stars and a combined 10 points in a game,
safe to say it was a pretty good night.
Kunitz gets off his schnide.
Montreal was either flat, tired, or their balls hurt.
Whatever the case, the Pens carried out Disco's business with military precision.
The best part about Sidney Crosby getting a hat trick
is hearing people say, "Where was Malkin?" And vice versa.
Malkin says lick it.
The Pens finished their recent homestand
with 8 out of a possible 10 points.
And the end of the homestand overlaps with another section of the schedule:
5 games in 9 days, including the best part of the year, the West Coast trip.
From Montreal's perspective, what's worse right now?
-The Habs fan that probably overpaid to watch this game in person?
-Poor Hal Gill having to watch his boys pick his team apart?
-Or the lifeless, impotent Carey Price?
Unless you have some disease, life is great right now.
Pens are sick, and an all-Pens weekend is on the horizon.
Listen to the game at [WXDX]
If you have any questions for Mike Lange, Phil Bourque or Bob Grove join the Penguins Radio Network Facebook page.
You can submit questions via the discussion tab for the Crash the Net segments or Penguins Hotline after the game.
The USS Hal Gill returns to the Igloo tonight.
Gill was one of the reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins held the Stanley Cup over their heads last season.
He was also the inspiration for a lot of great Photoshops and signage.
Tonight, when he steps onto the ice, stand up and show him the respect he deserves.
The man should hear applause from the Igloo faithful one more time.
But, once the puck drops, he's an enemy.
To Habs fans, signing Gill was a huge deal.
Four riots break out every time he touches the puck.
Seriously, look up "Montreal Riot" on YouTube.
There's about 17 weeks worth of footage from numerous different occasions over the years.
The other big news tonight is that Tyler Kennedy will sit out with an undisclosed injury.
Chris Bourque will dress in his place.
Pascal Dupuis, who had the flu, will play.
The Pens lines and more after the jump.
PensBurgh did all Pens fan a great honor
by making an all-decade Pens team.
No clue how Morozov makes the cut.
Although you pretty much have to put him there.
Unless you have a hard-on for Brian Holzinger.
There's some crap after the jump.
Just start watching it at the 2:00 mark.
These highlights don't do the emotions justice.
If you're going to Columbus for the game,
you will kill yourself if you don't click "Read More."
A lot of other sites are doing stories about the Mellon Arena. And we can't resist.
So if you have a favorite memory of Mellon Arena, send it to us, and we'll post it.
Even if it isn't from a Penguin game, send it through.
- Put "IGLOO" in the subject line.
- If you don't want your name attributed to the story, let us know.
- By sending us a story, you are agreeing that we can use it for anything.
Reader ALI brings us this one.
"Game 3 of the caps series this past playoff. We all know how dire the situation was.
Top top it off, I had tailgated in a monsoon and was absolutely drenched, and my rally towel blew onto and street and got run over my a fucking car in the process.
Things weren't looking good."
Yes, I went trick or treating in the suburbs of Pittsburgh dressed like this,
collecting money for UNICEF in a classic jar of Jaromir Jagr peanut butter.
---Reader Jon S.
This is all we have to say to that:
A few Charlie-o-lanterns™ are creeping into the inbox.
A slideshow of Halloween stuff after the jump.
Also after the jump, an old friend feels the wrath of Aunt Karma's period.
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GeoCities - home to thousands of awesomely retro animated gifs and never updated personal web pages - is officially closed as of today.
As a way of saying goodbye, we suggest you check out our old post on GeoCities, Tripod and Angelfire pages.
Some of those pages may even still work.
And, the next time the Pens score, you might want to play this.
Today is our .
There's something amazing about the old GeoCities sites that will die today.
For anyone who was on the Internet in the mid-to-late 90s, GeoCities pages probably took up a large percentage of your life.
The number of old school wrestling sites, hockey fan pages and band tribute sites online decreased significantly today.
After the jump, a big Rob Scuderi hit, the Pens dress up for Halloween and more Geocities goodness.