The Stars have been surprisingly good this year. Coming into the season I didn't think they had the depth on forward or defense, and I doubted Kari Lehtonen could stay healthy, but he has, and the rest of the team has played well enough to be first in the Pacific division. Pretty impressive, and hopefully the game tonight will be a good one since we don't see the Stars very often.
I thought they would be the worst team in the league, quite frankly.
Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has two torn ligaments in his right knee -- the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament -- and will be out for an extended period of time, perhaps the rest of the season.
Coach Dan Bylsma said Malkin and doctors are still looking at options for treatment, but surgery is at least a good possibility. Surgery could require months of recovery time.
Malkin was injured during the second period of Friday's 3-2 win over Buffalo when he and Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers collided along the end boards. He had an MRI this morning, yielding the diagnosis, which reached Bylsma just as the team was ending practice at Consol Energy Center.
My one friend tore her ACL (hyperflexed and hyperextended) and it took her a long time to really even get back where she is now and it's still not the best. Malkin is probably out for the season and the playoffs.
I sprained all 4 ligaments in my knee a long time ago and the doctor said I would have been better off tearing one than hurting all 4. Tearing more than 1 ligament means he won't be completely back for 18 months. 1 you can get back from in a year. 2 makes it way tougher, stability is really compromised.