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Reports: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin both likely OUT for All-Star game

It looks the the concussion that’s sidelined Sidney Crosby for the last 8 games will keep him out of the 2011 All-Star game in Raleigh next weekend. Crosby has not been symptom free and hasn’t resumed working out yet, and it’s unknown when he may return.

Evgeni Malkin likewise has been bugged by a nagging left knee injury that’s kept him out of the lineup for the last two games. Malkin is not yet officially ruled out of the all-star game like Crosby is, but it’s strongly believed that will be the case soon as well.

The Penguins play one more game on Tuesday against the New York Islanders before the all-star break.