Malkin will return to the Pens lineup after missing their last five games with a shoulder injury. He is an elite player so obviously you should get him into your lineup. He has missed a lot of time this year with injuries which has limited his production but he still has eight goals and 21 assists in 28 games.
Malkin has missed the Penguins last nine games with a shoulder injury. He will return to the lineup and assume his spot on the Pens second line alongside James Neal and Brenden Morrow. The Pens also acquired Jarome Iginla last night and he is expected to play with Malkin and Neal, that sounds like a scary line. Get Malkin in your lineups.
#Pens Evgeni Malkin will not play tonight vs #Flyers
Malkin will miss his eighth straight game tonight with a shoulder injury. He says he "still feeling pain in his shoulder." The Penguins have won 11 straight games, so there is no need to rush Malkin back to the lineup.
Malkin will NOT play vs #Isles tonight. Still day-to-day per coach Bylsma #Pens
There was speculation earlier in the week that Malkin would be back tonight. He practiced this morning but just filled in for Matt Cooke and did not participate in power-play drills. The Penguins next game is on Sunday. Monitor Malkin's status prior to Sunday's contest.
Malkin described himself Wednesday as “not 100 percent” and attempted to lower expectations for a return Friday at the New York Islanders. Malkin has missed the last six games. He has played in only three of the Penguins' previous 13 games. They are 11-2-0 over that stretch but only 7 for 31 (22.6 percent) on the power play without Malkin in the lineup. Malkin is considered day to day, coach Dan Bylsma said.
Malkin says he's hoping to play later this week. Mentioned Friday as possible. #Penguins
Malkin will miss his sixth straight game tonight with a shoulder injury. Malkin is targeting Friday for his return to the Pittsburgh lineup. Monitor his status prior to Friday's game and get him in your lineup if he plays.
Pittsburgh, they will be without the services of Evgeni Malkin again tonight. Malkin continues to recover from an upper-body injury he suffered against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
It is easy for the Penguins to play without Malkin when they have Sidney Crosby and Christ Kunitz playing at the level they are right now. Crosby had five assists, while Kunitz recorded his second hat trick of the season in addition to setting up two other goals in a 6-1 win. Malkin will miss the next 1-2 weeks with the upper-body injury.