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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) was not at the morning skate on Sunday.
The talented forward looks like he will miss his 13th game of the season. He has 33 goals and 72 points in just 62 games and the Penguins want him to be 100 percent once the playoffs begin. Stay tuned. Mar 26 - 10:56 AM

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Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) could return to action as early as Sunday.

Malkin has missed 12 games this season with injuries and needs only one more game to make it eight years out of the last nine that he has played in less than 70 games. He has been prolific this season with 33 goals and 72 points in 62 games but Malkin owners just rue the times he is hurt.
Mar 26 - 10:04 AM

Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) didn't join the team for practice on Thursday ahead of the evening's match with Ottawa.

Which likely indicates that the all-world center won't play tonight, though nothing is official just yet. We'll keep you posted.
Mar 23 - 1:32 PM

Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) won't return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin is progressing, but he won't travel with the team to Buffalo. "We just think it's a better situation here for him to rehab," said the Penguins bench boss. "So he won't play in Buffalo and then we'll go from there."
Mar 20 - 1:39 PM

Evgeni Malkin will remain sidelined (shoulder) on Sunday against Florida.

He's still healing up from a blocked shot that injured his shoulder. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 19 - 12:47 PM

Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) won't be blocking any more shots.

Malkin was injured earlier in the week against Calgary blocking a shot and hasn't played since. "It’s instinct," Malkin said. "You’re defending your net. I don’t block a lot. I was frustrated. We lost the puck in the neutral zone. They played in the offensive zone for a long time. I saw the forward ready to shoot. I tried to block a shot. It wasn’t perfect, but it was instinct." Malkin is still having trouble shooting the puck and while he says he is out for Sunday's game, his return is coming quickly. Malkin has 72 points in 62 games this season but has played in 70 or more games only once since 2008-09 so this latest injury is no surprise.
Mar 19 - 7:04 AM

Evgeni Malkin has a hurt shoulder, and won't play in Sunday's match against Florida.

Shoulder injuries are notoriously tricky to heal up from, but this sounds like a minor ailment that he and the team are treating mindfully. Consider Malkin day-to-day, for now.
Mar 18 - 1:25 PM

Evgeni Malkin has been dealing with his upper body injury for a while.

Malkin did not play on Friday after leaving the morning skate early. Coach Mike Sullivan said that more should be known on Saturday so stay tuned. The injury-prone Malkin has a huge offensive game as he has 72 points in 62 games but he has played in 70 or more games only once since 2008-09.
Mar 18 - 8:46 AM

Evgeni Malkin will miss Friday's contest due to an upper-body injury.

The Penguins are already battered by injuries, so losing Malkin hurts more even more than it usually would, but for now we don't know how serious this injury is. The Penguins are expected to know more on Saturday and in the meantime they can't say if this is has the potential to be a long-term injury. He has 33 goals and 72 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 17 - 11:32 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored his 32nd of the year in a 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Malkin let a blast squeak right through Talbot, but a goal line clearance bounced off Talbot and into the back of the net. Malkin is now up to 71 points on the year in 59 games and is having his best offensive season since he had 72 points in 60 games during the 2013-14 season. The Penguins will need Malkin to continue with his offensive contributions if they want to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. Nick Bonino also scored for the Penguins in the win.
Mar 10 - 11:48 PM

Evgeni Malkin had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight) in Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

Not only did he finish the night with a pair of goals and an assist, but he also dropped the gloves with Jets captain Blake Wheeler (Malkin caught him with a dangerous hit the last time these two teams met). The Pens forward now has eight points in his last three games, and he's picked up a least one point in six of his last seven and nine of his last 11. Malkin's up to 31 goals and 70 points in 58 games this season.
Mar 9 - 12:38 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Malkin scored a game-tying (1-1) and a go-ahead goal (2-1) in the second period. He also helped set up Mark Streit's first goal as a Penguin in the next frame. Malkin finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and two hits in 16:57 of ice time. The Penguins center has been tearing it up since coming back from a lower-body injury in mid-February. Since his return, he's put up 11 points in nine contests. He has 28 goals and 65 points in 56 games this season. There aren't too many better players in the NHL right now.
Mar 3 - 10:25 PM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Malkin opened the scoring at the 10:04 mark of the first period and teammate Jake Guentzel made it 2-0 midway through the second period. That's as good as things got for Pittsburgh, as they allowed the Stars to score three unanswered goals in the final frame. Malkin has picked up at least one point in six of his last seven contests. He has 26 goals and 62 points in 54 games this season.
Mar 1 - 12:46 AM

Evgeni Malkin had an assist in a 2-1 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Since returning from his lower-body injury, Malkin has picked up five points in three games. He is one of the elite forwards in the game today, but has struggled to stay healthy over the years. He hasn't appeared in at least 70 games since the 2011-12 season. His 500th career assist came on a goal scored by Ian Cole. Malkin now has 59 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:33 PM

Evgeny Malkin will not receive supplementary discipline for his hit to the side of the head of Blake Wheeler on Thursday.

Wheeler received Malkin's shoulder to the left temple-area of his head as he tried to clear the puck away from his net. After a scrum in front of the benches finished Malkin was assessed a minor for his efforts. Wheeler left the game temporarily to undergo concussion protocol, but did return. Apparently it would seem that the Department of Player Safety does not think further action is needed. You can check out a replay of the incident in the article below.
Feb 17 - 3:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
6Jake Guentzel
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Josh Archibald
6Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
10David Warsofsky
11Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury