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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 1 on Thursday.
Malkin has recorded at least a point in each of the five 2016 playoff contests he's participated in. Over that stretch he's scored three goals and registered five assists. Of course, Malkin shining in the playoffs is nothing new. Over the course of his career, he's recorded 45 goals and 119 points in 106 postseason games. Apr 29 - 11:03 AM

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Evgeni Malkin shredded the Rangers on Thursday night with two goals and two assists in Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory.

Malkin's four point night gives the Pens a 3-1 series advantage as they head home for Game 5. Impressively, the Russian star did all the damage with just under 13 minutes of ice time. Malkin now has six points in three playoff games.
Apr 21 - 10:27 PM

Evgeni Malkin registered an assist in a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 Tuesday night.

Malkin also recorded an assist in his 2016 playoff debut on Saturday. That's brought him up to 113 points, including 42 goals, in 103 career postseason contests.
Apr 20 - 9:18 AM

Evgeni Malkin chipped in with an assist as he played for the first time since March 7 when he suffered an upper body injury.

Malkin played 18:47 and of that 5:01 was with the man-advantage but he struggled throughout most of the game. "Not playing, you lose confidence," Malkin said. "It's a tough situation for me. I'm strong (physically). I just focus to next game, try to score and play better." Malkin played on the third line with Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust and may need a game or two to regain his confidence and move up into a top-six forward spot.
Apr 17 - 9:35 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) will play in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

That's a huge boost for the Penguins offense. The 29-year-old hasn't played since Mar. 11 because of an upper-body injury. Malkin had 27 goals and 58 points in 57 regular season games in 2015-16. The news wasn't as good for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The concussion he's dealing with will keep him on the sidelines for at least one more game.
Apr 16 - 2:50 PM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) will be a game-time decision Saturday.

Malkin fully participated in practice Friday and wants to play. "I want to play," Malkin said. "It’s a good time [to come] back." Malkin will likely not start on one of the top two lines as the second line that he usually centered has been ably manned by Nick Bonino. Malkin had 58 points in 57 games so his return will be a huge boost to the lineup.
Apr 16 - 9:08 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) is taking part in Friday's practice.

Don't read too much into that, but Malkin's presence is a bit more intriguing after he made it clear that he hopes to return before the end of the first round. Previously he wasn't projected to be back until mid-to-late May.
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) said he expects to play at some point in Round 1 of the playoffs against the New York Rangers.

He added that he isn't quite back to 100 percent yet, but he feels good and thinks he'll be available before the end of the series. Malkin is far ahead of his initial six-to-eight week timetable.
Apr 14 - 2:13 PM

Evgeni Malkin appears to be making great progress in his quest to return to the lineup from an upper-body injury.

He was taking slap shots on Marc-Andre Fleury during Pittsburgh's optional practice on Thursday. Malkin was given a six-to-eight timetable when he was injured on Mar. 11 and Friday will mark the fifth week. It looks like he is well ahead of that prognosis, but it remains unclear when he'll be ready to return.
Apr 14 - 1:38 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 13-1 since Evgeni Malkin went down with an injury.

Malkin is out with an upper body injury and is not due back until mid-late May which means he will likely miss at least the first two rounds of the playoffs. He had 27 goals and 58 points in 57 games. Malkin is hard to take in the first couple of rounds in a draft as he is so injury prone. He played the first 49 games of the schedule this season but will end up missing 25 of the last 33 games.
Apr 9 - 9:51 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) was on the ice prior to the Penguins' practice on Wednesday.

Malkin isn't expected to be back until mid-May at the earliest, so whether or not he plays again prior to the summer will largely depend on how successful his teammates are in the playoffs. Either way, Malkin will finish the regular season with 27 goals and 58 points in 57 contests.
Mar 30 - 11:41 AM

Evgeni Malkin will be out six-to-eight weeks with an upper body injury.

The Penguins are calling it an UBI, but the injury is clearly his left arm if not the wrist. Either way, this is a devastating blow to the Penguins who are holding on to a slim three point lead over the Flyers for a Wild Card slot. Malkin's regular season ends at 27 goals and 58 points in 57 games this season. If the Penguins make it, he could be back during the second or third round of the playoffs.
Mar 12 - 4:42 PM

Evgeni Malkin (arm) has returned to Pittsburgh for evaluation, and will not play Sunday against the Rangers.

The Penguins won't play again until they take on the Islanders at home on Tuesday, so Malkin's not without time to heal. Though we're sure that he, as is everyone else, tired of his persistent penchant for being injured. Malkin's posted 27 goals and 58 points in 57 games this season.
Mar 12 - 2:59 PM

Evgeni Malkin was injured in Friday's 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Malkin hurt his arm after being hit by Dalton Prout in the second period. The Penguins superstar managed to collect two assists despite having just 8:59 of ice time.
Mar 11 - 10:16 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Malkin opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period and then added his second of the game to give the Penguins a 4-1 lead in the next frame. The 29-year-old has at least one point in four of his last five contests. Malkin has 27 goals and 56 points in 55 games this season. Matt Cullen, Nick Bonino, Bryan Rust and Scott Wilson also scored for the Pens.
Mar 6 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Kael Mouillierat
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Steven Oleksy
9Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray