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02:35 PM ET 03.11 | Pittsburgh Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin has had a rough start to March after missing the first few days of the month because of concussion symptoms from a head injury suffered on Feb. 22. Malkin returned to the Penguins' line-up on March 4 and played in three games, but now he will be on the bench once again. The Penguins announced Malkin will miss one-to-two weeks with what is being described as an upper body injury.

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March 12, 2013  05:04 AM ET

This is sounding worse by the day

March 12, 2013  05:50 AM ET

Get well soon Geno!

Let's Go Pens!!!

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March 12, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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If there is one team in professional sports that you think would know better than to rush a superstar back from a concussion too soon, it would be the Pittsburgh Penguins. Absolutely gobstoppingly stupid.

Good point. At times you'd think the medical staff was made up of veterinarians.

March 12, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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Good point. At times you'd think the medical staff was made up of veterinarians.

Penguins and vets go hand in hand...don't they?

March 12, 2013  09:01 AM ET

a concussion is upper body, right?

March 12, 2013  09:02 AM ET

just let Mario suit up, they'll be fine!

March 12, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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Penguins and vets go hand in hand...don't they?

Maybe they're just busy. Working on the Pens, Coyotes and Panthers. Lotta travel involved. Then there's the Bruins, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Ducks and Sharks. I'm a little more sympathetic to the staff now. All those treats they gotta carry around. Tiring.

March 12, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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If there is one team in professional sports that you think would know better than to rush a superstar back from a concussion too soon, it would be the Pittsburgh Penguins. Absolutely gobstoppingly stupid.

It is a shoulder injury. Had nothing to do with his concusion. So, it isn't an issue of "being rushed."

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March 12, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Maybe they're just busy. Working on the Pens, Coyotes and Panthers. Lotta travel involved. Then there's the Bruins, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Ducks and Sharks. I'm a little more sympathetic to the staff now. All those treats they gotta carry around. Tiring.

Terrier makes a lovely fish

March 12, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Do you believe everything you read?

It was Bylsma who said it was unrealted to the concussion. I would hope he would tell the truth and not lead everyone to believe otherwise, just to give false hope.

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March 12, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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This is sounding worse by the day

Nah! Just taking a much needed brake ... before the playoffs. Sid is next.

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March 12, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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At this point, i'm not sure how any of ya trust this organization anymore.

LOL!!!

March 12, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Inadvertant racism alert.

Slapper? A racist? No way! Somebody must've high jacked his ID!

March 12, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Do you believe everything you read?

I'd answer this but I don't believe it's really a question. :-)

 
March 12, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

LOL!!!

yes, I also had a good laugh at that one. Given that he comes from the land of broken dreams and bitter tears only makes it funnier.

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