Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin missed Friday night's game against the Ottawa Senators with an upper-body injury.
"Right now he's day-to-day with an upper-body injury," Sullivan said. "He will not play tonight or this weekend. We are hopeful that this is a short-term thing and he'll be back in our lineup soon."
Pittsburgh forward Matt Cullen took over as alternate captain Friday in Malkin's absence.
With Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup, Matt Cullen will wear the "A" for tonight's matchup. pic.twitter.com/L1IlMozSpk— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 1, 2019
Malkin last played Wednesday and had two assists against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-2 victory. He joined Mario Lemieux (1,033), Sidney Crosby (741) and Jaromir Jagr (640) as the fourth player in Penguins history to tally at least 600 assists.
The seven-time All-Star has 55 points (14 goals, 41 assists) in 50 games this season. Malkin had 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in his last 11 contests.