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Pens' Malkin to sit Sunday

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin missed Sunday's game against Detroit because of a lower body injury.

Malkin was hurt during the first period of Saturday's game against Boston. He returned later in the stanza, but didn't play the final two periods of Pittsburgh's 2-0 loss.

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said Sunday he doesn't believe Malkin's injury will be long-term.

Sidney Crosby, a late scratch Saturday because of a reported illness, was in the lineup Sunday.