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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's lower-body issue is not considered a long-term injury or day-to-day, per coach Mike Sullivan.
As previously reported, Malkin has been ruled out for the rest of the week, but the question is how much time - if any - he'll miss beyond that. "Hopefully, we can expedite this process as best we can," Sullivan said. "We obviously want him in our lineup, but we're also concerned that we do the right thing for our athletes and our team long term. That's all. We're just trying to make sure we take a cautious approach and make sure that when we do put him back in the lineup, he's ready to help us win." Malkin has 23 goals and 49 points in 49 contests this season. Feb 10 - 9:35 AM

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Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not play this week, according to coach Mike Sullivan.

That means he won't play Wednesday against the Rangers and on Friday at Carolina. Malkin isn't expected to play in Florida next Monday either. He will focus on working with the Penguins' training and medical staff to recover from a lower-body injury. Malkin hasn't practiced since last Wednesday.
Feb 9 - 2:01 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) is still not practicing.

Malkin has not played in three games but the tough part for poolies has to be the lack of practice. He'll likely need one or two practices before returning to action so still consider him day-to-day for now. Malkin has 23 goals and 49 points in 49 games this season and is still a must start when playing.
Feb 9 - 9:52 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not be back in the lineup on Monday night against Anaheim.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin is listed as day-to-day. This will be the third straight game he has missed because of a "nagging" lower-body ailment.
Feb 8 - 11:30 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not travel with the Penguins to Florida this weekend.

That means Malkin will miss the Penguins' games against the Lightning on Friday and the Panthers on Saturday. The decision was made to allow Malkin to rest a "nagging" injury. His injury isn't believed to be serious though, so those two games could be the extent of his time off.
Feb 4 - 1:23 PM

Evgeni Malkin popped a goal and an assist during the 4-3 loss to the Atlantic division.

Malkin was the only member of the Metropolitan division to record multiple points, unfortunately it wasn't enough. Or if he wanted to go home, it was just right.
Jan 31 - 6:15 PM

Evgeni Malkin has played in every game this season.

Malkin missed only four games in his first three seasons but in the subsequent six seasons he has only play 70 or more games once and that was in 2011-12 when he managed to participate in 75 matches. This season Malkin has 47 points in 48 games including 23 goals and he has been a really good fantasy player for all poolies. He could be a top-five scorer if he is able to stay healthy.
Jan 31 - 10:34 AM

Mike Sullivan didn't hide his appreciation for star center Evgeni Malkin.

"I think he's been one of our more consistent players," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He's a threat most nights. … He certainly generates a ton of offensive chances for his line and the people he's on the ice with. He's a big part of this team. I think all of our top guys understand the importance that they bring to the table to help us win, and when we have them all going, I think we're a dangerous team." The 29-year-old has 23 goals and 47 points in 48 games in '15-16.
Jan 28 - 9:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin's hat trick on Saturday was the 10th in his career.

Malkin is now tied with Kevin Stevens for the second most in the Penguins' history. The most? As you probably guessed it's Mario Lemieux and he had 40 career hat Malkin probably won't be challenging for that record.
Jan 25 - 9:17 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored a hat trick in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins were down 3-1 in the third period when Canucks forward Linden Vey scored in his own net (Malkin was credited with the goal). The own goal gave Pittsburgh all the momentum and they eventually scored three more in the third frame. Malkin has 23 goals and 47 points in 47 games in '15-16.
Jan 23 - 3:13 PM

Evgeni Malkin registered two assists in Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory over Carolina on Sunday.

Malkin has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 44 contests in 2015-16. He's also just five points away from the 750th of his career.
Jan 18 - 9:25 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored the Pittsburgh Penguins' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago Wednesday night.

Malkin's goal, which came on a power play at 7:33 of the second period, was his 19th of the season. Assists went to Phil Kessel (11th) and Kris Letang (21st). The Pens have been swept by Chicago for the second consecutive season.
Jan 6 - 11:15 PM

Evegeni Malkin continued his beastly ways as Pittsburgh downed Detroit 5-2 on Thursday night.

A goal and two assists accounted for Malkin's fourth game in which he's tallied at least three points this season. And it's his eighth game with at least a pair of points. That's how one gets up 18 goals and 34 points in 37 games so far.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:23:00 PM

Evgeni Malkin had an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout loss to Toronto Wednesday night.

Malkin has 17 goals and 31 points in 36 games this season. While he's certainly done better, 31 points at this stage of the campaign is nothing to complain about, especially in the context of this season's Penguins. Pittsburgh as a team has been struggling and of the team's top forwards, Malkin is the one that's closest to living up to expectations.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Evgeni Malkin picked up his 15th goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.

It's his third goal over his last five games as well. With 28 points in 32 games this season, it's plain to see that Malkin is still atop his game.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:16:00 PM

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