Knee injury again keeps forward Evgeni Malkin out of Penguins’ lineup

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin sat out the pre-game skate due to a nagging knee injury and won’t play Monday night against New Jersey.

Coach Dan Bylsma said the injury is the type that needs rest in order to properly heal.

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Malkin, injured Thursday night against Atlanta, also sat out Pittsburgh’s 7-2 victory at Columbus on Saturday night.

The former NHL scoring champion has eight goals and 22 points in 26 games.