Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin undergoes successful knee surgery

June 4, 2021

The Penguins announced earlier this weekend that forward Evgeni Malkin underwent successful surgery on his right knee.  

The procedure was performed by head team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas and Freddie H Fu of UPMC Sports Medicine, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. 

Malkin was injured after a collision during the game on March 16 versus the Boston Bruins. He was sidelined for the final six weeks of the regular season, as well as Games 1 and 2 of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Malkin is expected to be unavailable for training camp in September. The team expects to have a more definitive time frame for his return at that time.

Evgeni Malkin with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017. Photo by Michael Miller – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


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