Malkin missed Panthers game because of re-injured shoulder, not sun burn as reported

Speculation is a killer. Before the game some members of the media speculated Evgeni Malkin had a sunburn:

In Molinari's defense he may have been joking, and he wasn't the only one.

But it turned into this:


Other outlets, including The Sporting News, CBS's blog eye on hockey, the score to name a few picked the story up.

The Penguins cleared up the matter after the game:


Hopefully a picture emerges of Malkin and Taylor Swift putting sun tan lotion on each other.