Malkin scored the game-winning goal and recorded three assists (one on the power play) during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Rangers. He also received a minor penalty for roughing. The big outing snapped a three-game point drought and upped Malkin to two goals and six assists for the season. He's locked in as an elite fantasy asset in all settings, but owners need to keep in mind that No. 71 hasn't matched his jersey number in games played since the 2011-12 campaign.
Malkin didn't register a point in a 3-2 victory Wednesday at Washington. Going scoreless once is no reason for concern, as Malkin remains a point-per-game player with four points on his season ledger. He should be fine moving forward as a top option.
Malkin garnered a pair of helpers in Wednesday's overtime defeat against the Blues. Malkin has been hampered by injuries over the previous five seasons -- having last logged 70-plus games during the 2011-12 campaign -- but when he is in the lineup, the Russian is a point-per-game player. While the injury woes are certainly a concern for owners, the 31-year-old's productivity puts him in the elite tier of fantasy centers.
Malkin has posted one power-play goal and an even-strength assist through two games this preseason. The Penguins will wrap up the exhibition slate Saturday afternoon for a home contest versus the Blue Jackets. It's a limited sample to be sure, but early indications point to Malkin being in fine form entering the 2017-18 campaign. Geno is projected to center the second line with Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel at his sides. He will, of course, slot in on the top power-play unit as well.
Malkin scored his 10th goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Thursday's Game 5 win over the Predators. While Malkin is known as one of the league's best offensive players, he's also helping fantasy owners with a whopping 53 PIM this postseason. The feisty center only put up 18 points during the team's Cup-winning run last season, but he's already piled on 28 points this time around. Malkin has struck for three goals in the Stanley Cup Finals and is a huge reason why the team is just one win away from capturing another Cup. What a monster.
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