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January 20, 2021 12:08 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Forces OT with first goal of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored a goal on three shots Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime win over Washington.

Malkin lit the lamp for the first time this season with a one-timer from the top of the right faceoff circle late in the second period, a power-play tally that knotted the game at 4-4. It was also the first point of the season for the 34-year-old, who was minus-2 with seven shots in Pittsburgh's first three games.

January 4, 2021 12:12 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Shows no signs of injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (elbow) skated without limitations during Monday's practice, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Malkin went under the knife in August to repair a left elbow injury. The 34-year-old center is back to full strength, centering a line with Jason Zucker and Bryan Rust to start training camp. Sidney Crosby (wrist) is also healthy, locking in the Penguins' top-six centers. Malkin posted a whopping 25 goals and 49 assists over just 55 games last season.

August 18, 2020 05:08 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Undergoes elbow procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Penguins announced Monday that Malkin underwent surgery on his left elbow. He's expected to make a full recovery in 3-4 weeks.

The elbow injury perhaps explains why Malkin looked nothing like the regular-season version of himself during the Penguins' Stanley Cup qualifierBagainst the Canadiens, when he registered just one point in four games. The Russian center racked up 25 goals and 74 points in 55 games in 2019-20 and likely would have pushed for the 30-goal mark had the league not gone on hiatus in March. With the 2020-21 season not expected to start until December, Malkin should be back to 100 percent well ahead of training camp.

August 8, 2020 10:48 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Ends quiet postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin fired a team-high four shots on net during Friday's 2-0 loss to the Canadiens in Game 4 of the Penguins' Stanley Cup Qualifier.

Carey Price was the story of the series, eliminating Pittsburgh with a shutout in the final game, but it's hard to overlook that Malkin made very little impact, managing only one assist in four contests. The 34-year-old pivot was coming off a huge regular season in which he racked up 25 goals and 74 points in only 55 games, however, and injury concerns aside, Malkin should be headed for another very productive campaign in 2020-21.

August 6, 2020 12:00 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: On scoresheet with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin registered a power-play assist but went minus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Malkin picked up his first point in three games with the primary assist on Patric Hornqvist's first-period goal. At times in the 2019-20 regular season, Malkin looked nearly unstoppable -- he had 25 goals and 74 points in only 55 games after missing most of October with a lower-body injury. With the Penguins trailing 2-1 in the series after Wednesday, the Russian center will need to make their offense more dynamic if they are to force Game 5.

March 10, 2020 10:24 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Three-point night in Jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

It was the rare game in which Sidney Crosby was held off the scoresheet, but Malkin more than picked up the slack. The 33-year-old has a five-game point streak going during which he's racked up four goals and 11 points, and on the season Malkin is now up to 25 goals -- the 10th time in his career he's reached that mark -- and 74 points through 55 games.

March 6, 2020 12:28 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Keeps racking up helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- to go with four shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Buffalo.

That's six helpers for Malkin in the last two games. The Russian center has 69 points in 52 games and would be among the league's scoring leaders if he hadn't missed time due to injuries. You have to go back to Malkin's 109-point campaign over 75 games in 2011-12 to find the last time he compiled points at a higher per-game rate.

March 4, 2020 02:24 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Erupts for four helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin picked up four assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Senators.

After failing to find the scoresheet in two straight games, Malkin made up for lost time Tuesday. The 33-year-old now has 21 goals and 67 points through 51 games, setting him up for a very big finish to the season.

February 27, 2020 02:00 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Collects assist in 900th game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin registered an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.

The Russian center set up Bryan Rust for the Penguins' lone goal of the game. Malkin is on a three-game point streak with three tallies and two helpers in that span. For the year, the 33-year-old has 63 points (21 goals, 42 assists), 153 shots and a plus-12 rating in 48 outings. Malkin played in his 900th NHL game Wednesday -- he's racked up 1,065 points throughout his 14-year career.

February 23, 2020 07:32 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Two-point effort against Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

His third-period goal was a thing of beauty, but it was the only offense the Pens could muster in a frame otherwise dominated by the opposition. Malkin has five goals and nine points through nine games in February, and even having missed a total of 14 games so far this season, he appears on his way to his fourth straight 70-point campaign.

February 22, 2020 06:12 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Carries offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored two goals in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Sabres.

He was basically a one-man show on an otherwise sluggish afternoon for Pittsburgh -- Patric Hornqvist was the only other Penguin to even get onto the scoresheet, picking up the lone helper on Malkin's second tally. Malkin's now reached 20 goals for the seventh straight campaign and the 12th time in his career, and on the season he has 60 points through only 46 games.

February 20, 2020 01:36 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Set to play against Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (illness) is expected back in the lineup versus Toronto on Thursday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Malkin was a last minute scratch against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday yet appears set to rejoin the lineup Thursday. The world-class center figures to not only retake his spot on the second line but also should slot back onto the No. 1 power-play unit. At his current pace, the Russian could push to get back over the 90-point mark before the close of the 2019-20 campaign.

February 19, 2020 01:20 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Will travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (illness) will make the trip to Toronto for Thursday's clash with the Maple Leafs, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Malkin was a surprise scratch ahead of Tuesday's home game with Toronto due to his illness and missed Wednesday's practice session. If the Russian isn't able to suit up Thursday, Jared McCann figures to remain in the second-line center role.

February 19, 2020 01:40 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Surprise scratch Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (illness) will not suit up in Tuesday's game against Toronto, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Russian left the ice in the middle of warmups. In Malkin's stead, look for Jared McCann to bump up to the second-line center role and Dominik Simon to see action on the power play. Expect the team to update Malkin's status ahead of Thursday's game (also against the Maple Leafs).

February 12, 2020 11:32 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Scores goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime defeat to the Lightning.

Malkin finds himself on a five-game point streak and has been held off the scoresheet just twice in 16 games in 2020. At his current pace, the Russian center could reach the 90-point mark for the fifth time in his NHL career. Malkin's return to greatness this season has been bolstered by the emergence of linemate Bryan Rust, who has already set career highs in goals (22) and points (45).

February 6, 2020 11:56 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Platinum-level production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.

Malkin has points in three straight (two goals, four assists). He rarely goes for more than a single game without a point and just keeps racking them up. Malkin's 17 goals and 39 assists (56 points) in 40 games is platinum production. Make sure he's always active.

January 31, 2020 10:36 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Three-point effort against Flyers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored an even-strength goal and added two power-play assists in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flyers.

All three points came during a stretch of just over seven minutes in the second period. Malkin remains in peak form, wrapping up the month of January with five goals and 15 points in 12 games.

January 20, 2020 04:32 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Snags assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin registered an assist on Bryan Rust's game-winning goal against Boston on Sunday.

Malkin made a spectacular feed from behind the net to a wide open Rust to complete Pittsburgh's comeback victory. Even with the return of Sidney Crosby, the Russian center continues to produce at a blistering pace with six points in his last four games, including four with the man advantage.

January 18, 2020 12:40 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Two PP helpers against Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin picked up two power-play assists in Friday's 2-1 overtime win over the Red Wings.

He got the primary helper on both goals, including Sidney Crosby's game-winner. Malkin has produced multi-point efforts in four of his last five games, and since missing two contests in mid-December with an illness he's been the one making opposition goalies feel sick, racking up seven goals and 22 points in the last 15 games.

January 15, 2020 03:20 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Registers three points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin posted two power-play goals and an assist in a 7-3 victory over the Wild on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old has been very good this season, but he hasn't supplied much on the power play, so it was great to see him record two markers with the man advantage. His best play, though, was the assist -- a no-look pass behind his back to Bryan Rust to set up Pittsburgh's third goal. Malkin has 15 goals and 47 points with a plus-14 rating in 33 games this season.

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Magnitogorsk, USSR
Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Experience:

2006-07: Calder-Rookie of the Year
2008-09: Art Ross-Scoring Champion;Conn Smythe-Playoff MVP
2011-12: Art Ross-Scoring Champion;Hart-Most Valuable Player;Lester Pearson-Player Assn. Top Player