5 years ago

Evgeni Malkin departed Friday's game against the Panthers in the third period after taking a nasty fall into the boards.

Malkin was flying down the left wing when defenseman Erik Gudbranson pushed him, causing him to fall and lose his balance and slam into the boards back-first. His head also swung back upon impact with the boards. Malkin was down on the ice for a few minutes before getting up on his own, but he did end up leaving the game.