Not great news coming out, but the timing isn’t bad.
Malkin out with an upper body injury. Won't play tomorrow.— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) November 21, 2017
Sullivan: Malkin has an upper-body injury. Won't play tomorrow. He'll be reevaluated before his status for the weekend is determined.— Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) November 21, 2017
Regardless whether the injury happened in the Chicago game on Saturday night, or whether it’s a wear-and-tear type injury over recent times, the Penguins have had 3 days off. The Penguins play against the Canucks tomorrow night and have Thursday off for Thanksgiving before a Friday/Saturday back-to-back with the Bruins and Lightning.
One day off leading to a total of five days off couldn’t be a bad thing in the long run.