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Penguins place Malkin on injured reserve with concussion

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skates to the dressing room during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Pittsburgh on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Malkin has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.The team announced the move Monday, saying it was retroactive to Feb. 22. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skates to the dressing room during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Pittsburgh on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Malkin has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.The team announced the move Monday, saying it was retroactive to Feb. 22. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.

The team announced the move Monday, saying it was retroactive to Feb. 22.

The NHL's reigning MVP was diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday, two days after he slammed back-first into the end boards during a win over Florida.

Malkin, whose head snapped back when he hit the boards, initially suffered short-term memory loss, but is improving, coach Dan Bylsma said on Sunday.

The Russian has four goals and 21 points in 18 games.

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