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Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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Perhaps Evgeni Malkin isn't seeking a trade after all as he agent denies the rumor.
"I don't know where this is coming from. Not from me or Geno," said Malkin's agent JP Barry of the report. "I'm trying to ignore it." This time of year, it can be difficult to put much stock in rumors that are less well-known around the league. And when you consider that Malkin dings the cap at $9.5M through 2021-22, without a dip in actual salary, it makes it even harder to fathom how he'd be moved in the first place. Jun 5 - 7:31 PM

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Evgeni Malkin might not be happy with the Pittsburgh Penguins anymore, according to Elliotte Friedman.

"I will tell you this, there have been rumors about Malkin's happiness," Friedman said on Sportsnet 960. "About whether or not he wants to stay. I think that was directed exactly at them. I have no idea if the Penguins are going to trade Malkin, I would suspect no until a sale gets done. But I can tell you this, there are people around the league who have been saying they've been hearing rumors Malkin is not happy and would welcome a change of scenery." The sale Friedman was referring to was the potential sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is in itself far from a certainty. It's interesting to hear and certainly it coming from Friedman makes this noteworthy. We would caution against reading into it too much though at this stage. There's just too many qualifiers and even if it's true that he's unhappy, that doesn't necessarily mean that the issue can't be addressed internally without resorting to a trade.
Jun 5 - 5:25 PM

Evgeni Malkin generated two goals and one assist in Russia's 5-3 quarterfinal victory against Sweden.

He scored the game-winning goal late in the third period after Sweden rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Nikolay Kulemin had assists on both of Malkin's goals and Vladimir Tarasenko accounted for three points, including an empty-net marker to seal the win, in the contest.
May 14 - 4:51 PM

Evgeni Malkin earned two assists in Russia's 5-2 win against Denmark at the World Championship on Wednesday.

Vladimir Tarasenko got on the board with his first goal of the tournament, while Sergei Mozyakin scored a pair of goals and Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist. The Russians have three wins and one loss during round robin play.
May 6 - 2:54 PM

Evgeni Malkin wants to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I like this city. I want to stay here," Malkin said. "I have a house here. My parents love to stay here. We won the Stanley Cup one time, me and Sid (Sidney Crosby) and Flower (Marc-Andre Fleury), and I believe we can do it again." That might not surprise you, but he said that because there's been discussion within the media about whether Pittsburgh should deal the star forward. There are some valid arguments to be made given his age, injury history, and his contract, but it's a largely academic discussion because the Penguins have made it clear that they won't trade him.
Apr 28 - 6:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin will play in the 2015 World Championships.

Malkin was dealing with a sprained ankle in the playoffs and it sounds like he hasn't fully recovered from that, but he still wants to represent Russia on the international stage. It might give him a chance to end the season on a high note after he was held off the scoresheet in Pittsburgh's first round exit against the Rangers.
Apr 28 - 11:40 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins don't have any intention of trading Evgeni Malkin.

That might seem obvious, but it has been brought up since Pittsburgh's first round exit. The idea of trading Malkin does have some merit. After all, Pittsburgh's cap is very top-heavy and moving Malkin would be one way to free up space so the Penguins can become a more well-rounded squad. Malkin might also start to decline in value quicker than anticipated given the soon-to-be 29-year-old's lengthy injury history. That being said, it's not at all surprising that the Penguins intend to keep the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner.
Apr 27 - 7:20 AM

Evgeni Malkin said he still isn't sure if he will play for Russia at the World Hockey Championships this spring.

Malkin said that he enjoys playing for his country, but his health may prevent him from going. The Russian forward didn't register a point in five playoff games. He said that he and the Penguins still haven't had a conversation about his World Championship eligibility.
Apr 26 - 11:18 AM

Evgeni Malkin ended up pointless in the playoffs.

Well, that was bad news for poolies who took him, never mind for the Penguins who are now out of the post-season after the Rangers took the opening round series in five games. Malkin apparently was dealing with an undisclosed injury and that should be known shortly.
Apr 25 - 9:03 AM

Evgeni Malkin has been dealing with an undisclosed injury during Pittsburgh's first-round series against the New York Rangers.

"That's part of the playoffs," teammate Sidney Crosby said. "That's what you see around the league, and this time of year it's not easy. Everyone's battling through stuff, especially him. He gets a lot of attention out there. So, for him to have to battle through that, it's important. But we're all in it together. We're all trying our best to create things. He's the same." Malkin hasn't been on the scoresheet in four playoff games and has posted three points (all assists) in his past 14 games.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 3:38 PM

Evgeni Malkin has gone nine straight games without a point.

Malkin is also on a 14-contest drought when it comes to goals. His struggles as of late are one of the reasons the Penguins now find themselves down 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs. At the same time, their series against the New York Rangers has been close enough thus far that a breakout by Malkin might be enough to tip the scales. He's certainly a big X-factor going into Game 5 on Friday.
Apr 23 - 10:34 AM

Evgeni Malkin has not found the back of the net in nine games.

The Penguins are in a battle for the final playoff spot (although they could go as high as seventh) and the lack of scoring from Malkin does not help the cause. He has 28 goals and 70 points in 68 games this season as the Penguins prepare to play in Buffalo for the final game of the season Saturday.
Apr 11 - 8:49 AM

Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins' lineup Sunday but was not at all effective.

After missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury, Malkin received 18:06 of ice time in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia. He took only one shot on net and finished with a minus -1.
Apr 5 - 4:46 PM

Evgeni Malkin is likely to play on Sunday as he has apparently recovered from his undisclosed injury.

Malkin has missed the last two games but skated on Saturday morning. He will play alongside Blake Comeau and Chris Kunitz. Malkin has 70 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 5 - 8:36 AM

He won't play on Saturday, but it sounds like Evgeni Malkin may return for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the hated Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Malkin tends to bring an edge to his game against Pittsburgh's local rivals, although injury concerns might make him ratchet down the violence. Either way, he's obviously a no-brainer to start if there aren't any setbacks on Sunday.
Apr 4 - 12:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Kevin Porter
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Beau Bennett
4Sergei Plotnikov
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Phil Kessel
3Craig Adams
4Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Olli Maatta
4Rob Scuderi
5Ben Lovejoy
6Ian Cole
7Tim Erixon
8Niclas Andersen
G1Marc-Andre Fleury