Malkin has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, but will return today vs. the Coyotes. While Malkin was out the Penguins went 1-4-1, so they will be pumped up to get him back in this afternoon. Malkin has 68 points (28G / 40A) in 63 games and he should make a sudden impact and should be deployed with confidence.
Malkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Malkin skated on on the Penguins second line in practice on Friday and said that there is a very good chance that he plays tomorrow vs. the Blue Jackets. Since it is an afternoon game, there will be no morning skate, so monitor Malkin’s status a few hours prior to puck-drop and during warmups.
Malkin has mixed the last five games and is expected to miss his sixth on Thursday, however, it looks like Malkin could be back in the lineup for the Penguins back-to-back on the weekend. Monitor his status heading into the weekend.
The Penguins announced this morning that Malkin might join the team on their road trip, but then GM Jim Rutherford dropped a fantasy hockey playoff bomb when he announced that Malkin will miss 1-2 weeks. The Penguins have been outscored 7-1 in two games without Malkin.
Malkin (lower-body) will return to the lineup on Wednesday night.
Malkin has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Edmonton. Malkin comes in ninth in the NHL in assists (32) and eighth in points (51). Expect him to skate between Mark Arcobello and Patric Hornqvist.
Malkin (lower-body) is on the ice for the Penguins morning skate.
The Penguins announced on Tuesday that Malkin was expected to return tonight and his availability for their optional morning skate suggests that he will return. Expect a full update after the practice session.
Malkin (groin) will not play on Sunday; but will travel out West on Monday.
Malkin revealed the injury is groin related and it will keep him out of his fourth straight game on Sunday. However, he will travel to Western Canada and could return to the lineup on Tuesday in Edmonton.
Malkin (lower-body) returned to Penguins practice on Saturday.
Malkin has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury, but his return to the ice on Saturday is a good sign he shouldn’t be out for much longer. The Penguins take on Nashville tomorrow afternoon, be sure to track Malkin’s status.
The Penguins have placed Evgeni Malkin (lower-body) on IR.
Malkin is not expected to skate over the next few days, so he is expected to miss at least the next two games. The Penguins said they won’t have too much information on Malkin’s injury until he starts skating, but when that will happen remains unclear at this point.
Malkin (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Malkin apparently got dinged up in last night’s loss to the Flyers. He did not play after the 15:55 mark of the third period and was not on the ice for the Penguins optional morning skate today. Monitor his status during warmups, which get underway at 7:30 PM ET.
Malkin (lower-body) has a 99% chance of playing tomorrow according to coach Johnston.
Well there you go, first year head coach Mike Johnston all but guarenteed that Malkin will return from his lower-body injury and play the right wing on the Penguins second line with Pascal Dupuis and Brandon Sutter.