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June 4, 2021 07:44 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Undergoes knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin underwent successful knee surgery and is not expected to be ready for training camp.

Malkin missed 23 games with a lower-body injury and an additional two playoff games with a knee issue. Despite the injury, he scored five points in four postseason appearances before the Penguins were eliminated. However, the team believes that he'll be out at least through September's training camp.

May 26, 2021 11:44 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Pair of apples in Game 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin dished out two assists and added three hits with two shots Wednesday in a 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Game 6.

Malkin figured in on a power-play strike by Jake Guentzel in the first period, as well as a second-period tally by Jason Zucker, which turned out to be the final two goals of the Penguins' season. Malkin missed Games 1 and 2 with a knee injury but returned to provide a goal and four assists with eight PIM over the final four contests.

May 24, 2021 11:12 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Notches first goal of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin scored a power-play goal on four shots and had two PIM in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 5.

Malkin opened the scoring just over eight minutes into the game, roofing a rocket of a snap shot from the left faceoff circle. It was the first goal of the postseason for Malkin, who has three points with eight PIM and six shots in his three appearances. He missed the first two games of the series with a knee injury.

May 20, 2021 10:44 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Two helpers in series debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (knee) registered a pair of assists and two shots in a 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3 on Thursday. He also had a pair of blocks and one hit.

Malkin was in the lineup for the first time in the series and figured in on goals by Jason Zucker and Jeff Carter, the latter coming on the play. After having missed parts of the last six contests, Malkin logged just over 12 minutes of ice time in his return and took nine faceoffs (4-5). It goes without saying what a healthy and productive Malkin would mean to Pittsburgh's playoff hopes.

May 20, 2021 07:48 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Returning for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (knee) is officially in the lineup for Thursday's Game 3 clash with the Islanders, Wes Crosby of reports.

Malkin was labeled a game-time call by coach Mike Sullivan prior to Thursday's game, as the Russian missed the past six contests, including the first two of the playoff series. The veteran will provide a huge boost to the lineup, as he's recorded 63 goals and 169 points across 166 career playoff games. Malkin is expected to handle a No. 1 or No. 2 center role, while also seeing his usual top-unit power-play time for Thursday's game.

May 20, 2021 07:44 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Game-time call, as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (knee) was officially designated a game-time decision by coach Mike Sullivan ahead of Thursday's Game 3 clash with the Islanders, Pens Inside Scoop reports, but he participated in line rushes and skated with the No. 1 power-play unit at morning skate.

Malkin was on the ice for previous game-day skates, but this was the first time that he took line rushes. While Sullivan wouldn't go so far as to confirm the Russian center's status, all signs point to him being back in action for Game 3. In the final four regular-season contests, the veteran recorded four helpers in four games but is still looking for his first goal since March 15 versus Boston.

May 19, 2021 05:08 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (knee) will join the Penguins on the road ahead of Thursday's Game 3 clash, Wes Crosby of reports.

Malkin -- who is dealing with a right knee injury per Rob Rossi of The Athletic -- should be considered a game-time call, at best, for Thursday's contest. Until the Russian is cleared to play, Jeff Carter will remain in the second-line center spot alongside Jared McCann and Kasperi Kapanen. Even once cleared to play, it's hard to imagine Malkin will be 100 percent, but he remains one of the best players in the league and will no doubt improve the Penguins' depth once back in the lineup.

May 18, 2021 07:12 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Sitting out Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) will not play Game 2 against the Islanders on Tuesday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The veteran center was a full participant in Monday's team practice but didn't participate in line rushes. Malkin has now missed three games and counting with the mystery issue and will again be a game-time decision ahead of Game 3 on Thursday.

May 18, 2021 01:56 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Game-time decision Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) will be a game-time call ahead of Tuesday's Game 2 versus the Islanders, Wes Crosby of reports.

Malkin was on the ice for Monday's practice in a regular jersey but didn't participate in line rushes, per Pens Inside Scoop. Still, the Russian center's status likely won't be clear until the Penguins take the ice for warmups. If he does miss out again, Jeff Carter figures to remain the second-line center while Jared McCann should take a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit.

May 16, 2021 12:01 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Sitting out Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warm-ups and will miss Sunday's Game 1 against the Islanders, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Malkin had been practicing on a limited basis leading up to Sunday's series opener but apparently isn't healthy enough to give it a go. Jeff Carter will center the second line in his absence, while Malkin will turn his attention to healing up for Tuesday's Game 2.

May 15, 2021 02:36 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Game-time call for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 against the Islanders, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Malkin was held out as a precaution in the third period of last Saturday's season finale against the Sabres, but he has been practicing since then, though his reps have been capped. Those relying on Malkin in playoff pools will need to confirm his status prior to Sunday's noon EDT puck drop, but he'll likely take his usual spot on the second line and top power-play unit for the series opener if he's able to suit up.

May 12, 2021 05:41 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Takes usual spot during practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) practiced in his usual second-line center spot Wednesday.

Malkin was held out for precautionary reasons during the third period of the season finale against Buffalo on Saturday but appears no worse for the wear. The Russian slotted into a line with Kasperi Kapanen and Jason Zucker, both of whom he seems to have reconnected with in four games back from a long-term injury.

May 8, 2021 11:13 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Held out late as precaution
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (undisclosed) was held out of the last few minutes of Saturday's 1-0 win over the Sabres. He saw 13:58 of ice time before departing.

Malkin had an injury scare in this season finale but is expected to be fully healthy heading into the postseason. Saturday's incident shouldn't have any effect on Malkin's fantasy value for postseason pools.

May 7, 2021 12:48 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Tacks on helper Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin posted an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.

Malkin set up Kasperi Kapanen's goal at 13:05 of the third period. In three games since he returned from a lower-body injury, Malkin has four assists. The goal-scoring touch will return eventually, but few fantasy managers will complain with the strong playmaking. The Russian center has 28 points, 72 shots and a minus-4 rating through 32 contests overall.

May 5, 2021 01:01 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Generates pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin produced two assists and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.

Malkin had a hand in Jake Guentzel's second-period power-play marker and a Jason Zucker goal at even strength in the third. In two games since he returned from a lower-body injury, Malkin has three assists. The Russian center is up to 27 points, 70 shots on net and a minus-4 rating in 31 contests overall.

May 4, 2021 12:52 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Return spoiled by Flyers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (lower body) registered an assist with three shots and two PIM in Monday's 7-2 loss to the Flyers.

Malkin was back in the lineup following a 23-game absence, but his return was quickly overshadowed in the Philadelphia romp. Malkin did manage an assist on Sidney Crosby's power-play goal early in the third period, but it was a night to forget otherwise. Malkin struggled in the faceoff circle, going 6-11 (35.3 percent), and saw less than 10 minutes of even-strength ice time (14:07 total).

May 3, 2021 11:13 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Will play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (lower body) will be in the lineup against the Flyers on Monday.

Malkin makes his return following a 23-game stint on injured reserve due to his lower-body issue. In addition to jumping onto the Penguins' second line with Jason Zucker and Kasperi Kapanen, the Russian center is poised to retake his spot on the No. 1 power play. Prior to getting hurt, Malkin was riding an eight-game point streak during which he racked up four goals and eight assists, including four power-play points.

May 1, 2021 06:57 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Not playing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (lower body) will not be in Saturday's lineup against Washington.

Malkin appears to be very close to a return but will miss his 23rd consecutive game Saturday. The 34-year-old center will still be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's tilt with the Flyers. He has 24 points in 29 games this season.

April 29, 2021 06:37 PM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Still missing action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (lower body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Capitals, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Malkin came into the game a question mark after coach Mike Sullivan told reporters that the Russian was a game-time call for the contest. Malkin continues to make progress returning from a lower-body injury, as he was a full participant during Thursday's pregame skate. The 34-year-old's next chance to suit up is in Saturday's game against Washington, and he'll still need to be activated off injured reserve in order to be eligible to play.

April 30, 2021 01:36 AM
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Game-time call Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Malkin (lower body) could be an option versus Washington on Thursday after coach Mile Sullivan told reporters, "Tonight's lineup will be a game-time decision. They're all making progress on the ice. Obviously, that's encouraging," when asked for injury updates, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Malkin was a full participant at Thursday's optional game-day skate, which could be a sign he is ready to return to action. Fortunately for fantasy players, the Russian center is currently on injured reserve and would need to be activated prior to puck drop, a pretty good indicator he will be in the lineup. If Malkin does square off with the Caps, he figures to take on a second-line role and rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit.

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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