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Penguins play without Crosby, Malkin vs. Devils

Star centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin missed the Pittsburgh Penguins' game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

It marked the first time since the 2006-07 season, Malkin's rookie year, that both All-Stars have been absent from the lineup for the same game.

Crosby has missed seven straight games because of a concussion. The Penguins did not say what was wrong with Malkin, but his left knee has been bothering him recently.

The Penguins called up forward Dustin Jeffrey from Wilkes Barre on Wednesday.