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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss a two-game road trip through Florida this weekend

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss a two-game road trip through Florida this weekend.

PHOTO: Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates a second-period goal with teammates Evgeni Malkin (71) and Kris Letang (58) during during the team's NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates a second-period goal with teammates Evgeni Malkin (71) and Kris Letang (58) during during the team's NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Malkin, the team's leading scorer is dealing with a nagging issue. Malkin will remain in Pittsburgh while the surging Penguins visit Tampa Bay on Friday and the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The former MVP will be re-evaluated when the team returns. Pittsburgh hosts Anaheim on Monday.

Malkin has 23 goals and 26 assists for the Penguins, who have won four straight to get back into playoff position.

Sullivan said center Eric Fehr will miss about a month with a "significant" lower-body injury suffered in the second period of a 6-5 victory over Ottawa on Tuesday. Fehr missed 10 games earlier this year while recovering from offseason elbow surgery.

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