Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Won't make trip to Buffalo

Malkin (upper body) won't travel with the team to Buffalo, ruling him out for Tuesday's game.

This makes his status seem unlikely for Thursday's game in Ottawa, also part of the road trip, but players have flown in midway through a road trip before, so it's not out of the question. As one of the league's top scorers, with 72 points in 62 games, both fantasy owners and Penguins fans would love Geno to be back on the ice as soon as possible.

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