By: Michael Guise/KDKA-TV News
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Evgeni Malkin is reportedly facing a multi-game suspension over Sunday’s cross-checking incident.
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According to a report by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mike DeFabo, Malkin will be suspended for four games at the end of the second period for checking Nashville’s Mark Borowiecki.
BREAKING: Source says Evgeni Malkin will be banned for four games for looking Nashville defenseman Mark Borowiecki in the face during Sunday’s game.
Here’s a look at the play:
— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) April 12, 2022
Seems a bit more than I expected…Tom Wilson was guilty of far worse things…and had an even longer history…4 games for Malkin pro @MikeDeFabo
I thought like Matthews #maple leavesit would be 2 games
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) April 12, 2022
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Malkin was given a four-minute double minor after the counter-check to Borowiecki’s face, during which blood was drawn. Borowiecki got a slashing minor and didn’t return. The Penguins won 3-2 in overtime.
According to DeFabothis is the second time Malkin has been suspended in his career.
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The Penguins have eight regular-season games left. Their next four games are against the Islanders and Bruins.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04/11/evgeni-malkin-reported-suspension-cross-check/ Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin suspended 4 games for cross check – CBS Pittsburgh