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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-11-4 60
26-10-5 57
27-9-2 56
23-11-9 55
18-20-1 37
15-20-5 35
14-14-6 34
13-21-8 34

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 4 7 0 17:60 2

Top Evgeni Malkin News

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Records assist in win

    Malkin notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    Malkin won a faceoff to Kasperi Kapanen, who then saw his shot tipped in by Jason Zucker just 28 seconds into the third period. The assist was Malkin's first point since he had three in his season debut versus the Ducks last Tuesday. The 35-year-old center has added seven shots on net and five blocked shots in four games while maintaining his usual second-line role.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Scores pair in return

    Malkin scored twice on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

    Malkin struck twice in the second period, the first coming of those goals coming on the power play and standing as the game-winner. He also set up Jeff Carter for an empty-netter in the third. It was a dream of a season debut for Malkin after he missed the first three months of the season while recovering from knee surgery. The 35-year-old was pretty good last year with 28 points in 33 contests, but it was the first season he finished below a point-per-game pace since 2010-11. He should consistently see a second-line role going forward.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Playing against Ducks

    Malkin (knee) will make his 2021-22 season debut versus Anaheim on Tuesday.

    Malkin has been out of action since May 26 versus the Islanders during the 2021 postseason after undergoing offseason knee surgery. The world-class center has racked up 1.17 points per game over the course of his 15-year NHL career and will look to continue that run now that he is ready to play. In addition to anchoring the Pens' second line, Malkin is a lock to link up with Sidney Crosby on the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Game-time decision Tuesday

    Malkin (knee) is expected to be a game-time call versus Anaheim on Tuesday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

    Malkin has been skating for several weeks and was once again slotting into a second-line center role. The Russian should also be expected to reclaim his place on the No. 1 power-play unit. Throughout his career, Malkin has been a point-per-game producer and will look to continue that trend now that he is ready to kick of his 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Not ready Wednesday

    Malkin (knee) won't be an option versus the Blues on Wednesday but is nearing a return to action. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He's working towards a return to play. He's getting close. He won't play tonight, obviously. We're encouraged with where he's at, and feel like his return is nearing," Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    The Penguins certainly could have used Malkin against St. Louis as Jeff Carter (not injury related) isn't ready to play after being in the COVID-19 protocols. Still, fantasy players should be encouraged by Malkin's progress and will hope to get him back at some point during Pittsburgh's upcoming four-game road trip. Once cleared to play, Malkin will slot into his usual second-line role and could be just what Kasperi Kapanen needs to get his season back on track.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Return still 10 days out

    Malkin (knee) is not expected back against San Jose on Sunday after telling reporters his timetable was "maybe 10 days," Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

    Based on Malkin's self-announced timeline, he wouldn't return until the Penguins' Jan. 8 matchup with Dallas at the earliest. The Russian center has been a full practice participant of late, including taking his normal spot in the middle to the second line, so it could also be a bit of gamesmanship for Malkin. Whenever he does get back onto the ice, Malkin will no doubt slide into a top-six role and rejoin Sidney Crosby on the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Full practice participant

    Malkin (knee) completed the Penguins' full practice session Monday but is unlikely to play versus Ottawa on Friday after coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "I don't think Geno would be ready that soon. But certainly, they're both making significant progress. The fact that they participated in a full capacity today suggests so," per Pens Inside Scoop.

    Malkin has yet to get into a game for the Penguins this season but appears to be closing in on his season debut. Home games versus San Jose and St. Louis on Sunday and Wednesday could be a good opportunity for the Russian center to make his return. With a number of forwards entering the COVID-19 protocols Monday, Malkin could be deployed on the wing alongside Sidney Crosby.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Cleared for contact

    Malkin (knee) is in a regular jersey for Saturday's morning skate, Penguins team reporter Michelle Crechiolo reports.

    Although Malkin should still be considered a longshot for Sunday's game versus the Devils, the fact that he's been cleared for contact suggests he should be ready to make his season debut sooner rather than later. The 35-year-old pivot was his usual productive self when healthy in 2020-21, racking up 28 points through 33 contests, so fantasy managers will want to keep a close eye on his status over the next few days.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Cleared to skate with team

    Malkin (knee) participated in Monday's game-day skate sporting a non-contact sweater. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He's at the next stage of his rehab process. Our medical thinks he's ready to have our players around him and participate in a non-contact fashion. We're excited about that step -- it's certainly real encouraging."

    Malkin is with the team for its four-game Pacific Division road trip, which is certainly a step in the right direction. The Russian center is expected to be ready to play at some point during December, though the team hasn't provided any specific date for his return to action. Once cleared to play, Malkin will reclaim his spot on the second line and should rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Skates for first time Monday

    Malkin (knee) was on the ice Monday without gear for the first time since offseason knee surgery, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    While it's certainly a step in the right direction, Malkin's spin on the ice doesn't change his timeline of an early-to-mid December return to action. Until Malkin and Sidney Crosby (wrist) are cleared to play, Jeff Carter and Evan Rodrigues will fill the top-six center positions. If Malkin can return to being a point-per-game player once back in action, he could still provide decent fantasy value this year.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Officially placed on LTIR

    Malkin (knee), as expected, was designated for long-term injured reserve Tuesday.

    Considering Malkin is set to miss the opening two months of the season, his placement on long-term IR certainly shouldn't come as a surprise. Without Malkin in the lineup, the Penguins will utilize Jeff Carter in a top-six role in addition to Evan Rodrigues, at least until Sidney Crosby (wrist) returns. Over the course of his career, the 35-year-old Malkin remains a point-per-game player and will look to maintain that level once cleared to return.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Will miss at least two months

    Penguins general manager Ron Hextall announced Thursday that Malkin (knee) will miss at least the first two months of the season.

    The news suggests Malkin will miss the Penguins' first 22 regular-season games at a minimum, which is obviously something fantasy managers will need to take into account when considering the 35-year-old pivot on draft day. With Malkin and Sidney Crosby (wrist) both set to miss regular-season action, Jeff Carter and Teddy Blueger are currently set to open the campaign as Pittsburgh's top-two centers. Although Malkin is set to miss extended time, if he's able to return shortly thereafter, he'll still be more than capable of doing plenty of damage from December onward, as evidenced by the 24 goals and 62 points he racked up in 55 games last season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, USSR
Age: 35
Experience: 15
Shoots: Left