Evgeni Malkin’s elbow injury may require surgery

Throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was dealing with a nagging elbow injury.

There was no word on the severity of his injury, but recent reports indicate it was “very serious” and that he could require offseason surgery after the Pens are done celebrating their Stanley Cup victory.

According to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Malkin is undergoing an MRI on Thursday that will determine how to proceed with the injury.

Malkin doesn't know if he'll need surgery on his elbow. Rutherford put it at a 50-50 chance -SK

— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) June 16, 2016

The injury cost Malkin the final 15 gaes of the regular season and the playoff opener against the New York Rangers.

Malkin eventually returned to record six goals and 18 points throughout the postseason, including two goals and an assist in the Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks.

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