Front Line: How to replace Malkin

Updated: February 7, 2011, 5:57 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

Bam! Zap! Pow! Choose whichever 1960s Batman onomatopoeic word you like, the likely loss of Evgeni Malkin for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and MCL is tantamount to a shot in the gut for his fantasy owners.

This is a huge blow. Maybe Malkin wasn't playing like the top-10 player he can be this season, but that didn't exclude him from doing so for your team during the final months. This is certainly not the same type of loss as Tomas Fleischmann was for fantasy. ...

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