Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss the All-Star game thanks to an undisclosed malady which kept him out of Wednesday's contest.
The team revealed that Malkin suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's overtime loss in Philadelphia which caused him to briefly leave the contest before finishing the game.
However, after testing the waters during warmups prior to a shootout loss against the Blackhawks, he decided to sit out.
There is no timetable for his return.
Malkin hit the break with 51 points (19G, 32A), good enough to tie Patrick Kane, Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby for third in overall scoring.
The 28-year-old Russian also was forced to miss the All-Star festivities in 2011 due to a sinus infection.