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Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 23 - 5:17 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) took part in a couple of the Penguins' practice drills on Sunday.

Under other circumstances, Malkin might have skated on his own, but the Penguins only had the opportunity to skate Sunday night, so logistically it made more sense for Malkin to be on with the rest of the team even if he wasn't ready to participate in most of the practice. Malkin should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game.
Mar 23 - 10:29 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) won't return during Pittsburgh's road trip.

According to coach Mike Johnston, Malkin is making progress and he's expected to skate when the team returns. That means he's been ruled out for Thursday's game against Dallas and Saturday's match versus Arizona.
Mar 18 - 3:36 PM

Evgeni Malkin might not join the Penguins before the end of their road trip after all.

"I was hoping originally [he] might be able to come on the road," Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. "Right now, it doesn't look like that, but we'll see after four or five days." Pittsburgh played in New Jersey on Tuesday and will play in Dallas Thursday night and in Arizona on Saturday. The Penguins have been limited to just one goal over their last three games, so they could certainly use all the help they can get right now.
Mar 18 - 9:47 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford thinks Evgeni Malkin will be out for about a week.

"Malkin's probably ... he's a hard read because he heals so quick. But I'll say seven to 14 days," Rutherford said. Coach Mike Johnston said earlier in the day that Malkin might be able to join the Penguins during the team's three-game road trip this week. It doesn't seem like anyone is exactly sure when Malkin will be ready, so we'll stick to the day-to-day outlook.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 16 - 6:19 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) may join his teammates during their road trip.

Pittsburgh will begin a three-game road swing this week in New Jersey on Tuesday. Malkin missed Sunday's match versus Detroit with a lower-body injury. He is listed as day-to-day.
Mar 16 - 12:43 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower-body) won't play in Sunday's game against Detroit.

Malkin suffered the injury in Saturday's loss to the Boston Bruins. Obviously this is a huge blow for the Penguins. Hopefully the injury doesn't keep him out for an extended period of time.
Mar 15 - 12:28 PM

It's possible that Evgeni Malkin may return (again) during Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins, but either way, the Pittsburgh Penguins star appears to be banged up.

Keep an eye out for updates on a day when Sidney Crosby opted against playing at all. Malkin was banged up by a first-period hit from Chris Kelly, yet he returned late in that frame. He didn't come back in the second period, however.
Mar 14 - 2:31 PM

Evgeni Malkin's play has been great this season and deserves to be talked about as far as Hart Trophy candidates are considered.

Most of the talk has been surrounding Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price, Pekke Rinne and John Tavares but Malkin should be considered as he leads the NHL in points per game at 1.12 and just has been great this season. "Oh my God," defenseman Ian Cole, who was acquired on Monday from St. Louis, said. "I've played with him two games now, and wow. The things he can do are absolutely scary. He's really great right now." Malkin has 28 goals and 67 points in 60 games this season and is only three points out of the NHL scoring lead.
Mar 8 - 10:07 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and added assist during Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Ducks.

Malkin had another excellent game, helping to set up Blake Comeau for his opening tally, and squeezing one through Frederik Andersen's armpit to make it 4-0 early on in the third. With that, he leads the team in goals (28) and points (67) in 59 games this season.
Mar 7 - 1:26 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

It was his third goal in two games and fifth in four as he stays red hot. The Russian stud has 12 points during a six game points streak. Malkin has 27 goals and 65 points in 58 games this season. He is one of the top fantasy players in all of hockey and everyone should know that he must be started in all formats every night.
Mar 5 - 1:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss