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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Evgeni Malkin had an assist in a 2-1 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Since returning from his lower-body injury, Malkin has picked up five points in three games. He is one of the elite forwards in the game today, but has struggled to stay healthy over the years. He hasn't appeared in at least 70 games since the 2011-12 season. His 500th career assist came on a goal scored by Ian Cole. Malkin now has 59 points in 50 games this season. Feb 17 - 10:33 PM

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Evgeny Malkin will not receive supplementary discipline for his hit to the side of the head of Blake Wheeler on Thursday.

Wheeler received Malkin's shoulder to the left temple-area of his head as he tried to clear the puck away from his net. After a scrum in front of the benches finished Malkin was assessed a minor for his efforts. Wheeler left the game temporarily to undergo concussion protocol, but did return. Apparently it would seem that the Department of Player Safety does not think further action is needed. You can check out a replay of the incident in the article below.
Feb 17 - 3:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and registered an assist in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win against Winnipeg.

That was Malkin's fourth multi-point game in the span of five contests. He has 24 goals and 58 points in 49 games this season. He's in a four-way tie for fifth in the scoring race.
Feb 17 - 5:38 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Not bad for a guy making his return to the lineup after a seven-game absence. Malkin opened the scoring at the 5:16 mark of the second period and he also picked up an assist Phil Kessel's goal (3-0) in the third frame. Malkin now has 23 goals and 56 points in 48 games this season. Jake Guentzel and Matt Cullen also found the back of the net for Pittsburgh.
Feb 14 - 9:45 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will return to the Penguins lineup on Tuesday night.

Malkin has missed the last seven contests with a lower-body injury. He was slated to be a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Canucks and the Penguins have just confirmed that he'll play. Malkin will skate on a line with Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist.
Feb 14 - 6:37 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) is slated to be a game-time decision on Tuesday night.

"He felt really strong today," coach Mike Sullivan said Monday. "We'll see how he responds to practice." Malkin has sat out the last seven games because of a lower-body injury, but his odds of playing Tuesday appear to be good. He practiced alongside Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist on Monday, while skating on the top power-play unit as well.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 6:22 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) "is close" to returning to action for the Penguins.

He ended up sitting on Saturday after deciding it was better to offer his lower body injury a bit more time to heal. His next chance to play will be Tuesday against Vancouver. Malkin is day-to-day for now.
Feb 12 - 6:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will miss his seventh straight game on Saturday against the Coyotes.

He hasn't played since Jan. 24th. Malkin is still considered day-to-day.
Feb 11 - 6:23 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) feels "there’s a good chance" that he'll return on Saturday.

Malkin took part in Friday's practice. He's missed six straight games. If he does play, it will probably be on a line with Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist.
Feb 11 - 6:59 AM

Evgeni Malkin practiced well on Friday but is still considered day-to-day with his lower body injury.

Should he miss Saturday's match with Arizona, it'll be seven games in a row on the pine for Malkin. Malkin hasn't played since Jan. 24th. Through 47 games this season he has posted 22 goals and 54 points along with 56 PIMs.
Feb 10 - 5:41 PM

Evgeni Malkin will not play in Thursday's match with the Avalanche due to a lower body injury.

It'll be his sixth straight game out of the lineup. However it's worth noting that he's accompanied the team on their two-game roadie, indicating that he's nearing a return. Stay patient. He's considered day-to-day.
Feb 9 - 2:39 PM

Coach Mike Sullivan said Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will accompany the team on their two-game road trip.

"We're trying to slowly introduce him into the battles to make sure that we give him the best chance to recover the right way," Sullivan said. "He's making progress. That's encouraging. We'll take it day-to-day." He took some contact on Wednesday at practice and appears to be getting closer to a return to the lineup.
Feb 8 - 4:26 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not play Tuesday night against Calgary.

"He was in a non-contact jersey today but we are very encouraged with his progress," coach Mike Sullivan said Monday. Tuesday's contest will be his fifth straight on the sidelines because of a lower-body injury.
Feb 6 - 1:09 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) did not take part in Friday's practice, but he did work out on the ice before the session.

He is not expected to be ready to play on Saturday against St. Louis. Malkin has already missed three games due to a lower-body injury and Saturday's match would be the fourth.
Feb 4 - 9:39 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) skated with skills coach Ty Hennes Wednesday morning.

He is not ready to rejoin the team yet and it appears to be unlikely that he will be able to play this weekend against Columbus (Friday) and St. on Louis (Saturday).
Feb 1 - 6:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Steven Oleksy
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury