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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
Contract: view contract details

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Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
The Penguins entered the third period down 2-0, but they managed to score three goals in the final frame. Malkin got Pittsburgh on the board with an unassisted goal at the 6:47 mark of the third. The Sharks failed to clear the puck and sent it straight to Malkin who turned and fired a wrist shot by San Jose's Martin Jones. Malkin also assisted on Patric Hornqvist's game-winning goal. He has two goals and three assists in five games this season. Oct 20 - 10:44 PM

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Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins were blanked 4-0 by the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

The Penguins managed to fire 36 shots on Canadiens goalie Al Montoya, but they were unable to find the back of the net. The result wasn't completely unpredictable, as they played a tough game against the Avalanche last night. Malkin finished the game with two penalty minutes and two shots on goal in 18:21 of ice time.
Oct 18 - 10:58 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Washington Capitals.

Prior to tonight's game, the Penguins raised their 2016 Stanley Cup championship banner. Malkin helped set up Patric Hornqvist's power play goal in the second period and his goal 10 minutes later gave the Pens a 2-1 lead. The 30-year-old also added a goal in the second round of the shootout. Malkin is a good bet to finish with over a point-per-game, but the problem with him is that he has a hard time staying healthy throughout the season. The Russian forward hasn't played more than 69 games over each of the last three seasons. He remains one of the best forwards in the league when healthy.
Oct 14 - 12:31 AM

Evgeni Malkin picks up a pair of points in Saturday's pre-season finale.

You don't need us to tell you that Malkin is a must-play in all formats, but it's worth noting that his games played totals the last three seasons were: 57, 69, and 60. Which is simply to say you ought to pair his selection with another quality forward who has a better record of health. Especially now that his age officially starts with a three.
Oct 8 - 6:21 PM

Evgeni Malkin won't need elbow surgery.

Malkin sustained an elbow injury on March 11 and he was playing through it during the postseason. He had an MRI to determine if he would need offseason surgery, but it looks like he'll be able to recover with rehab alone. He's expected to be fine for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 23 - 11:33 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said the team isn't looking to trade Evgeni Malkin.

Malkin has been the subject of trade rumors recently, particularly surrounding the idea that he might go to Chicago. Rutherford added that no team has inquired about Malkin though. It seems unlikely that the Penguins would trade Malkin after winning the Stanley Cup, even though moving his $9.5 million annual cap hit might do the Penguins some good seeing as he'll turn 30 in July and has a lengthy injury history.
Jun 22 - 10:46 AM

The results of Evgeni Malkin's MRI should be known later this week.

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said there was no update on Tuesday. Malkin's elbow didn't fully recover after he was injured on March 11, so the Penguins will wait to see if he needs surgery.
Jun 21 - 12:38 PM

Evgeni Malkin never fully recovered from the elbow injury he sustained on March 11.

Malkin is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday and might need surgery. Despite the injury he had six goals and 18 points in 23 playoff contests.
Jun 16 - 5:14 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored in his second straight game on Thursday night, but the Penguins fell 4-2 to San Jose in Game 6.

Malkin now has six goals and 18 points through 22 playoff games. He led the team with seven shots on goal and six hits in Game 5, but was also on the ice for two Sharks goals. Game 6 goes Sunday night in San Jose.
Jun 9 - 11:06 PM

Pittsburgh superstar Evgeni Malkin broke out of his slump with two points Monday night, helping the visiting Penguins down the Sharks 3-1 in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Final.

With a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, the Pens can capture the Cup Thursday night when the teams meet again in Pittsburgh. Malkin will aim to continue contributing to the Pens' cause after scoring a goal and adding an assist Monday night. They were the first two points in the Stanley Cup Final for the usually high-scoring center. Malkin went into Monday with four goals and 15 points in 20 postseason games this spring. He picked up an assist on the game's opening goal, scored by Ian Cole at 7:36 of the first period. It was Cole's first goal of the playoffs. Malkin then gave the Pens a 2-0 lead on a power-play goal at 2:37 of the second period. Phil Kessel was credited with assists on Cole's goal as well as Malkin's. He has now notched 11 assists in the postseason. Eric Fehr cemented the victory for the Pens at 17:59 of the third period. A victory Thursday would give the Pens their fourth Stanley Cup championship.
Jun 6 - 11:11 PM

Evgeni Malkin still hasn't collected a point in the Stanley Cup Final.

Malkin has been held in check in the first three games of the series. Head coach Mike Sullivan knows that his star center can do more to help the team win. "He is buying into our team concept here," said Sullivan. "He’s been a big part of this playoff success. But certainly I know that there’s another level that he has to help us win." The 29-year-old has four goals and 15 points in 20 postseason games this spring.
Jun 5 - 8:30 PM

Evgeni Malkin has not had a goal in his last six games and has only one in his last 15 playoff games.

The Penguins seem to be having no problems winning without Malkin scoring but the loss to San Jose Saturday has to put more pressure on the big Russian to find the back of the net. Malkin was minus-one Saturday and now has four goals and 15 points in 20 games with a plus-four rating. Malkin has seven points on the power play but with so few man-advantages of late (the Penguins had only one power play Saturday), it is not the best source of chances in the Cup Final.
Jun 5 - 10:35 AM

Evgeni Malkin became a father for the first time on Tuesday.

Malkin's fiancee gave birth to a seven pound, one ounce baby boy they named Nikita. The weight could be an omen for Pittsburgh's number 71. "It's a great moment in my life," Malkin said. "It's a change, a little bit, right now, but I'm happy. I'm a happy guy right now. I'm just enjoying my two families, one family at home and one family here (in the locker room)." Congratulations to Evgeni and his fiancee Anna on the newest addition to their home.
Jun 4 - 9:57 AM

Evgeni Malkin feels much better about his game heading into the Stanley Cup Final.

"I missed one month before playoffs [because of an injury] and it was a little bit tough to come back, but now I think my confidence came back," Malkin said. "I feel so much better. My game, yeah, it's not like in 2009, but I think it's coming back." He amassed 36 points in 24 games during the 2009 playoffs. Malkin has 15 points in 17 contests during this postseason run, including a five-game point streak going into Monday's match.
May 30 - 3:57 PM

Evgeni Malkin set up linemate Bryan Rust twice in Game 7 on Thursday night to fuel the Pens to a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Malkin now has 15 points in 17 playoff games this season. He will enter the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night on a five-game point streak. Malkin has one goal and five helpers over that span.
May 26 - 11:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
5Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray
3Mike Condon