The Pittsburgh Penguins were dealt a bit of bad news Tuesday, as head coach Mike Sullivan announced Evgeni Malkin is dealing with an upper-body injury and will miss Wednesday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, according to’s Wes Crosby.

Sullivan also said Malkin will be reevaluated in the coming days before his status for the weekend is determined, when the Penguins play two big games against Eastern Conference foes in the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Malkin sits second in Pittsburgh scoring with seven goals and 14 assists through 22 games.

Jake Guentzel will fill Malkin’s spot as second-line center between Bryan Rust and Phil Kessel tomorrow against the Canucks.