According to a few news sources, a few hours after the Penguins' season ended with a loss to the Canadiens on Wednesday evening, Crosby was invited to be a replacement for Team Canada in the world hockey championships being held in Germany.
Crosby was to replace Ryan Smyth who suffered an ankle injury, but declined the invitation.
It's also been reported that both Malkin and Gonchar will participate for Russia in the world hockey championships, but nothing confirming this has officially been released (at this point, it's still a rumor).
Crosby and Malkin share benchmark game (Saturday, October 18, 2008)
Crosby: 100th Goal, 200th Assist, 300th Point Malkin: 200th Point (on Crosby's 100th Goal)
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