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Evgeni Malkin | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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Evgeni Malkin scored in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Malkin opened the scoring the at the 9:15 mark of the third period, but the Penguins were unable to hang on for the win. The goal was scored on the man-advantage and was assisted by Sidney Crosby. Malkin has nine goals and 20 points in 22 games this season.The Penguins have dropped two of their last three contests. Nov 27 - 10:34 PM

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Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Malkin had a hand in each of Pittsburgh's goals on Tuesday. He picked up the primary assists on first period goals by David Perron and Beau Bennett, and scored two goals in under two minutes in the second frame. The 29-year-old showed signs of frustration after Saturday's 4-0 loss to New Jersey, but it's nice to see him bounce back like this. Malkin has six goals and 16 points in 18 games this season.
Nov 17 - 11:23 PM

Evgeni Malkin had an assist in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout victory Montreal

Malkin has four goals and 12 points in 15 contests this season. That's not great by his high standards, but it's not alarming either. We still expect him to average around a point-per-game in 2015-16.
Nov 12 - 11:22 AM

Evgeni Malkin recorded an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory over Washington Wednesday night.

Malkin has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. While the Penguins have gotten off to a sluggish start offensively, Malkin has been the exception with eight points in nine games.
Oct 29 - 11:20 AM

Evgeni Malkin lit the lamp for the Penguins in their 2-1 win against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

All the scoring in this game occurred in the first period, with Malkin getting it all started. It has been a quiet start for Malkin and Sidney Crosby, who had one shot on goal. Malkin now has two goals and a helper through five games. There is nothing to worry about with these guys. Olli Maatta picked up the other goal, while also firing four shots on net
Oct 17 - 10:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored his first of the season, the game-winner in Thursday night's 2-0 win over Ottawa.

Malkin rushed down the wing and ripped a slick wrist shot through Craig Anderson to notch his first of the season. Malkin has a goal and an assist in four games so far.
Oct 15 - 9:58 PM

Evgeni Malkin was placed on the Penguins' top power-play unit during Saturday's contest.

The initial idea was that Malkin and Sidney Crosby would be used on different units with the man advantage to spread out Pittsburgh's attack. The downside though was that it resulted in Malkin getting less power-play ice time despite the fact that he's a very effective player in that regard. The Penguins shook things up in light of their early season offensive struggles, but they remain 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
Oct 12 - 9:52 AM

Evgeni Malkin (ankle) should be ready for training camp.

Coach Mike Johnstons has received positive medical updates from all his previously injured players, including Malkin. He had a sprained ankle before the playoffs that he played through.
Aug 25 - 5:28 PM

Perhaps Evgeni Malkin isn't seeking a trade after all as he agent denies the rumor.

"I don't know where this is coming from. Not from me or Geno," said Malkin's agent JP Barry of the report. "I'm trying to ignore it." This time of year, it can be difficult to put much stock in rumors that are less well-known around the league. And when you consider that Malkin dings the cap at $9.5M through 2021-22, without a dip in actual salary, it makes it even harder to fathom how he'd be moved in the first place.
Jun 5 - 7:31 PM

Evgeni Malkin might not be happy with the Pittsburgh Penguins anymore, according to Elliotte Friedman.

"I will tell you this, there have been rumors about Malkin's happiness," Friedman said on Sportsnet 960. "About whether or not he wants to stay. I think that was directed exactly at them. I have no idea if the Penguins are going to trade Malkin, I would suspect no until a sale gets done. But I can tell you this, there are people around the league who have been saying they've been hearing rumors Malkin is not happy and would welcome a change of scenery." The sale Friedman was referring to was the potential sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is in itself far from a certainty. It's interesting to hear and certainly it coming from Friedman makes this noteworthy. We would caution against reading into it too much though at this stage. There's just too many qualifiers and even if it's true that he's unhappy, that doesn't necessarily mean that the issue can't be addressed internally without resorting to a trade.
Jun 5 - 5:25 PM

Evgeni Malkin generated two goals and one assist in Russia's 5-3 quarterfinal victory against Sweden.

He scored the game-winning goal late in the third period after Sweden rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Nikolay Kulemin had assists on both of Malkin's goals and Vladimir Tarasenko accounted for three points, including an empty-net marker to seal the win, in the contest.
May 14 - 4:51 PM

Evgeni Malkin earned two assists in Russia's 5-2 win against Denmark at the World Championship on Wednesday.

Vladimir Tarasenko got on the board with his first goal of the tournament, while Sergei Mozyakin scored a pair of goals and Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist. The Russians have three wins and one loss during round robin play.
May 6 - 2:54 PM

Evgeni Malkin wants to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I like this city. I want to stay here," Malkin said. "I have a house here. My parents love to stay here. We won the Stanley Cup one time, me and Sid (Sidney Crosby) and Flower (Marc-Andre Fleury), and I believe we can do it again." That might not surprise you, but he said that because there's been discussion within the media about whether Pittsburgh should deal the star forward. There are some valid arguments to be made given his age, injury history, and his contract, but it's a largely academic discussion because the Penguins have made it clear that they won't trade him.
Apr 28 - 6:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin will play in the 2015 World Championships.

Malkin was dealing with a sprained ankle in the playoffs and it sounds like he hasn't fully recovered from that, but he still wants to represent Russia on the international stage. It might give him a chance to end the season on a high note after he was held off the scoresheet in Pittsburgh's first round exit against the Rangers.
Apr 28 - 11:40 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins don't have any intention of trading Evgeni Malkin.

That might seem obvious, but it has been brought up since Pittsburgh's first round exit. The idea of trading Malkin does have some merit. After all, Pittsburgh's cap is very top-heavy and moving Malkin would be one way to free up space so the Penguins can become a more well-rounded squad. Malkin might also start to decline in value quicker than anticipated given the soon-to-be 29-year-old's lengthy injury history. That being said, it's not at all surprising that the Penguins intend to keep the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner.
Apr 27 - 7:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Eric Fehr
5Matt Cullen
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Daniel Sprong
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Brian Dumoulin
7Adam Clendening
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff