Malkin won't face any additional punishment from the league for his hit on T.J. Oshie on Wednesday, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports. Malkin appeared to be bracing himself for a potential hit from Oshie, which likely factored into the league's decision not to levy an additional fine or suspension on the Russian forward. After a strong start to the year, Malkin is bogged down in a three-game pointless streak and has seen preferred linemate Phil Kessel bumped down to the third line in an attempt to shake things up.
Malkin was ejected Wednesday night versus Washington after elbowing Capitals forward, T.J. Oshie in the head, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The Penguins' center was assessed a five-minute major on the play and thrown out of the game. The elbow caused Oshie to have to leave for a second time Wednesday night, as the Capitals forward previously left in the first period after taking a high stick to the face. Meanwhile, Malkin could be facing suspension once the NHL's Department of Player Safety has a chance to review the incident.
Malkin scored a goal and fired five shots on net in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders. Malkin now has a goal in three consecutive games and a point in nine straight. It's been an electric start to the season for Malkin with 20 points -- five on the power play -- through 11 outings. Geno should be started across the fantasy spectrum, and he'll look to extend his success Saturday versus the Maple Leafs.
Malkin recorded his sixth multi-point night of the season with two goals and three points against the Canucks on Saturday. He came into the night leading the league in points per game, and Malkin's average increased to two points per game after this latest outburst. Malkin has multiple points in six of nine games this season, giving the superstar the best start of his career.
Malkin recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 9-1 win over the Flames. Malkin extended his point streak to six games, but his owners have to be a little disappointed the Russian superstar didn't play a bigger role in this blowout win. Still, Malkin's clicking on all cylinders right now with 15 points in eight games.
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