PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss his fifth consecutive game and seventh in his past eight because of a bruised right foot.
Malkin said following Wednesday's morning skate that he would not play in the Penguins' night game against Tampa Bay. He hopes to return Saturday against Atlanta.
Pittsburgh defenceman Sergei Gonchar said he would miss a fourth consecutive game due to strep throat. He also expects to play Saturday.