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Penguins' Evgeni Malkin Wears Sticker On Helmet To Remember Timur Faizutdinov, A Russian Hockey Player Who Died After Being Hit By Puck

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Evgeni Malkin took the ice with a heavy heart on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins.

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(Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Penguins/Twitter)

The Penguins star wore a No. 77 sticker on his helmet to remember Timur Faizutdinov, a 19-year-old Russian hockey player who died after being hit in the head by a puck.

The Penguins say Faizutdinov was the captain of Dynamo St. Petersburg.

"Our hearts go out to Timur's family and teammates," the Penguins said on Twitter.

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