Malkin was fined $5,000 for spearing Dustin Brown in Thursday's game against the Kings. Brown was hit with a $10,000 fine of his own for boarding Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz in the chippy affair, but either way, it's basically pocket change for both players. What matters more to fantasy owners is that they weren't suspended for their actions, although it could be a different story if they keep up these antics. Malkin is averaging over a point per game (21 goals, 28 assists) for the seventh consecutive season, and time missed due to injuries or suspensions seems to be the only way to hold Geno in check from a fantasy standpoint.
Malkin scored his 21st goal of the season at even strength and had an assist on the power play in Thursday's win over the Kings. Malkin is tearing it up right now for a Penguins team that has caught fire. The second-line center has racked up 17 points (nine goals) in his last 11 games and is terrorizing opponents with the man advantage. Malkin now has 49 points in 44 games this season, making him a must-start whenever Pittsburgh is in action.
Malkin scored twice, including the overtime winner, and added an assist in a 6-5 victory over the Bruins on Sunday. The Penguins stars' finger prints were all over this game -- which saw Pittsburgh jump out to a 3-1 lead, give up four straight goals, and then come back to win in overtime. Malkin scored on the power play just before the end of the second to bring the Penguins back to within a goal and notched the game-winner on a beautiful give-and-go with Phil Kessel. With 16 goals and 42 points, Malkin is back to averaging more than a point per game this season.
Malkin chipped in two power-play helpers in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Flyers. Malkin assisted on power-play goals by Phil Kessel and Jamie Oleksiak. The Russian veteran has five goals and five assists over his past eight contests, with six of those 10 points coming on the man advantage.
Malkin scored a power-play goal and added two assists in Wednesday's shootout win over Columbus. The second-line center also tallied the shootout winner to complete a dominant outing. Malkin has been red-hot of late, racking up six goals and 14 points in his last 12 games. He continues to fire tons of pucks on net and has been credited with 111 shots on goal through 34 contests. The 31-year-old is as good as it gets in fantasy with 13 goals and 35 points on the season. His explosive offensive skill makes him worth owning in all settings.
Rank Among Leaders
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||63||29||37||67||6||10||1||5||335||451||203.7|