Malkin missed the Penguins’ morning skate and will miss tonight’s contest with an upper-body injury. Head coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin has been dealing with an upper-body injury “for a while” and that they will “know more soon.”
Malkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Malkin has missed the last seven games with a lower-body injury, but he skated on the third line in Monday's practice as well as taking reps on the top power play unit, so all signs point towards him playing tomorrow. However, Mike Sullivan listed him as a game-time decision so monitor his status in tomorrow's morning skate.
Malkin (lower-body) won’t play Thursday and will miss the All-Star game.
Malkin will miss tomorrow’s game and will be held out of the All-Star game. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin will be re-evaluated and the Penguins should offer a more detailed timetable when they know more.
Malkin (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 2.
Malkin took part in the Penguins’ practice on Friday and it looks like he could return for Game 2. He centred a line with Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust on the wings, but due to the early start on Saturday, there will be no morning skate. Monitor his status a few hours before puck-drop.
Malkin has been out since March 11th and remains day-to-day. He reportedly skated prior to the Penguins practice, but did not take part in the practice session. All signs are pointing towards him missing the start of the series, but could be back later in the series or to start the second round.