There is no denying that the recent injury to Evgeni Malkin is a huge blow to the championship hopes of the Pittsburgh Penguins. With Malkin tearing his ACL and MCL it has become clear that he is out for the rest of the season. Malkin's injury, coupled with Sidney Crosby's status being up in the air, means the Penguins have very tough choices to make.
With Malkin and Crosby on Long Term Injured Reserve(LTIR), Pittsburgh has the cap space to pick up any player in the league if they choose. Keep in mind that the Penguins are also hoping to get Crosby back at some point and Jordan Staal is a very talented center who is able to play second line minutes.
Here's a look at 10 potential players to fill the whole for the Pittsburgh Penguins.