Malkin to have knee surgery, season over

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin hangs his head after losing to the Montreal Canadians...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin hangs his head after losing to the Montreal Canadians following Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hockey series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 12, 2010. (REUTERS/David DeNoma)

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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero said Malkin will need six months to recover, but will be ready for training camp in September.

Malkin was hurt in a second-period collision with Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers last Friday while the two were racing for a loose puck in the corner. He was helped off the ice and into the locker room.

It was a stunning turn of events for the 24-year-old, who returned to the lineup after missing five games because of a sinus infection and knee problem.

Malkin had not played since January 18 against Detroit and also missed the All-Star Game because of the issue.

The 2009 Conn Smythe Trophy winner had 15 goals and 37 points in 43 games this season.


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