This morning it was announced that Penguins star Evgeni Malkin underwent surgery for an undisclosed elbow ailment.
According to a release from the Penguins, the surgery was performed at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital by team physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, and Dr. John Fowler of UPMC Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery.
Fortunately for Malkin and the team, the recovery time is expected to be only three to four weeks, not something that should affect his participation in the 2020-21 season.
Despite a successful 19-20 regular season, in which Malkin tallied 74 points in 55 games, the Penguins assistant captain had only one point in the team’s four game play-in series versus the Canadiens. It is not known when or how Malkin injured his elbow, or if it was a long-term issue that had gotten worse over time and needed offseason treatment.