Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been handed a just one-video game suspension for swinging his stick at Flyers winger Michael Raffl, the NHL introduced Tuesday.
Malkin, who experienced skipped the team’s previous 5 games with a reduce-system harm, was ejected from Pittsburgh’s 4-1 get Monday in the third interval.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin has been suspended for just one video game for Significant-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl. https://t.co/ECTGHHVwIC
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“I’m not trying to hit his encounter. … I know it is dirty, but I skipped,” Malkin reported about the play, by way of the Pittsburgh Put up-Gazette. “He just like dived and the referee give me 5 minutes. [He wasn’t] hurt, not bleeding, practically nothing.
“I never know why I am not taking part in wise with 5 minutes still left. I know it is frightening, but I did not touch his helmet or his shoulder. I gave them a 5-moment power play. It truly is my fault, for guaranteed.”
Malkin gets punched. Swings his stick at Raffl.
Match penalty. pic.twitter.com/5D3s4TUufS
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The a few-time All-Star will overlook Pittsburgh’s video game towards the Oilers on Wednesday. His 56 details give him the team’s third highest total in 2018-19.
Pittsburgh is 29-20-7 and enters play Tuesday in fourth area of the Metropolitan Division.