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Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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Evgeni Malkin has been dealing with an undisclosed injury during Pittsburgh's first-round series against the New York Rangers.
"That's part of the playoffs," teammate Sidney Crosby said. "That's what you see around the league, and this time of year it's not easy. Everyone's battling through stuff, especially him. He gets a lot of attention out there. So, for him to have to battle through that, it's important. But we're all in it together. We're all trying our best to create things. He's the same." Malkin hasn't been on the scoresheet in four playoff games and has posted three points (all assists) in his past 14 games. Apr 23 - 3:38 PM

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Evgeni Malkin has gone nine straight games without a point.

Malkin is also on a 14-contest drought when it comes to goals. His struggles as of late are one of the reasons the Penguins now find themselves down 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs. At the same time, their series against the New York Rangers has been close enough thus far that a breakout by Malkin might be enough to tip the scales. He's certainly a big X-factor going into Game 5 on Friday.
Apr 23 - 10:34 AM

Evgeni Malkin has not found the back of the net in nine games.

The Penguins are in a battle for the final playoff spot (although they could go as high as seventh) and the lack of scoring from Malkin does not help the cause. He has 28 goals and 70 points in 68 games this season as the Penguins prepare to play in Buffalo for the final game of the season Saturday.
Apr 11 - 8:49 AM

Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins' lineup Sunday but was not at all effective.

After missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury, Malkin received 18:06 of ice time in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia. He took only one shot on net and finished with a minus -1.
Apr 5 - 4:46 PM

Evgeni Malkin is likely to play on Sunday as he has apparently recovered from his undisclosed injury.

Malkin has missed the last two games but skated on Saturday morning. He will play alongside Blake Comeau and Chris Kunitz. Malkin has 70 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 5 - 8:36 AM

He won't play on Saturday, but it sounds like Evgeni Malkin may return for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the hated Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Malkin tends to bring an edge to his game against Pittsburgh's local rivals, although injury concerns might make him ratchet down the violence. Either way, he's obviously a no-brainer to start if there aren't any setbacks on Sunday.
Apr 4 - 12:57 PM

Once Evgeni Malkin returns to action, he will play alongside Chris Kunitz and Blake Comeau according to coach Mike Johnston.

Malkin will sit out Saturday's game but could return on Sunday as he is suffering from an undisclosed injury. Johnston said that the injury was a recurrence of a previous injury. Malkin has 28 goals and 70 points in 65 games and he will not play in at least 70 games for the fifth time in his last six seasons.
Apr 4 - 9:24 AM

Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed) will not rejoin the Penguins on Saturday.

It will be Malkin's second straight game on the sidelines. That being said, he's still a possibility for Sunday's contest. He has 28 goals and 70 points in 65 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 3 - 1:01 PM

Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed) was able to take part in most of Pittsburgh's drills during Thursday's practice.

Malkin remains questionable for Saturday's contest against Columbus. He has 28 goals and 70 points in 65 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 2 - 2:35 PM

Evgeni Malkin is a late scratch due to an undisclosed injury for Wednesday's contest with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Well this comes as a shocker considering he participated in the teams morning skate and was all set to play come game time. There are no further details released right now but stay tuned for more updates.
Apr 1 - 7:58 PM

Pittsburgh superstar Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins Saturday and contributed two assists in a 3-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes.

Malkin missed six games after sustaining a lower-body injury during his first shift in the Penguins' 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on March 14. Malkin now has 42 assists and 70 points in 64 games this season. His shot total on Saturday was five, second on the Pens only to fellow superstar Sidney Crosby, who fired six shots on net. Crosby scored a goal and had two assists himself against the Coyotes. Malkin missed six games after sustaining the injury during his first shift in the Penguins' 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on March 14. Forward Patric Hornqvist, who last played against the Detroit Red Wings on March 15, also returned to the Pittsburgh, but forward David Perron was unavailable because of an undisclosed illness.
Mar 28 - 6:41 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) might be back in the Penguins' lineup on Saturday.

Malkin felt good on Friday, but the Penguins will wait to see if he experiences any soreness before a final determination is made regarding his availability. He has 28 goals and 68 points in 63 games in 2014-15.
Mar 27 - 3:02 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will miss Thursday's contest.

Malkin has already missed five straight games. The good news is that Malkin might return on Saturday or Sunday. He has 28 goals and 68 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 26 - 10:22 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not take part in Tuesday's game.

It will be Malkin's fifth straight game on the sidelines. This isn't shocking news given that Penguins coach Mike Johnston previously put the odds of Malkin's return at 50-50 at best.
Mar 24 - 11:41 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) hasn't been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus St. Louis after he skated on Sunday.

"[Malkin], it might be 50-50 [on Tuesday] or a little bit longer shot," coach Mike Johnston said. "It's hard for me to tell because I want to see how the trainers feel that he reacted to the ice session today, the limited amount that he did." He has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury.
Mar 23 - 5:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Taylor Chorney
9Brian Dumoulin
10Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss