Evgeni Malkin C PIT 7 Days

Malkin tallied an assist and seven shots in a 3-2 OT loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday.

He missed part of the game after appearing to hurt his ankle but returned without further incident. Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 19 goals and 51 points in 45 games.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 13 Days

Malkin recorded his fourth multipoint effort in five games Tuesday, tallying two assists against Minnesota.

With 49 points (19G, 30A), Malkin has moved into second place in the NHL scoring race, three points behind Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek. He also features a 14.6 shooting percentage, nearly mirroring his 14.7 mark accomplished during his Art Ross Trophy run in 2011-12. Malkin is healthy, confident and playing his best hockey in several years. He's doing this despite a revolving door of linemates -- currently Beau Bennett and Nick Spaling are skating with him at even strength.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 16 Days

Malkin potted his 17th goal and set-up Sidney Crosby's game-winning overtime goal Saturday against the Canadiens.

He now has a hand in all four of Pittsburgh's goals in the last two games. Malkin, who recently stated he's the healthiest he's been since his MVP season, has four multipoint efforts in his last eight games.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 20 Days

Malkin picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Bruins.

The center factored in on both of his team's goals Wednesday, giving him multiple points in two of his last three games. With 18 goals and 27 assists through 40 games this season, Malkin is an elite fantasy center once again.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 25 Days

Malkin registered his 17th goal and added an assist Friday in a 6-3 win over the Lightning.

The goal was just Malkin's second in his last 12 contests. His two-point night was even more impressive considering he played with Andrew Ebbett and Bryan Rust for much of the game. Coach Mike Johnston returned him to the center position after he skated left wing with Sidney Crosby on Thursday -- the Pens coach said he prefers the three center model which includes Crosby, Malkin and Sutter up the middle (when healthy). Malkin recorded a power-play assist in a 4-0 win in Montreal on Nov. 18th -- Pittsburgh's opponent Saturday night.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 25 Days

Malkin (personal) returned to practice and will be available for Friday's game against the Lightning, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Malkin sat out Thursday's session for personal reasons, but cleared any concerns about his availability for Friday's game by rejoining the team. He created waves at the end of the Pens' morning skate by fighting with teammate Craig Adams, but neither player appears to have incurred any sort of injury as a result of the dust-up.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 26 Days

Malkin missed Thursday's practice for personal reasons, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Penguins did not provide any more detail into what caused Malkin's absence, but if the personal issue is anything serious, there's a chance he could miss Friday's game against Tampa Bay.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 1 Month

Malkin tallied two third-period assists Tuesday against the Lightning.

His will to compete nearly gave Pittsburgh a regulation tie after the team fell down by four goals to start the game. Malkin now has 41 points (16G, 25A) in 34 games.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 1 Month

Malkin pickle-stabbed his 16th goal of the year past goalie Roberto Luongo on Monday to give the Pens a regulation tie in Florida.

His score came with three minutes and 10 seconds left in regulation, as Malkin's third whack beat the Panthers' netminder. For the game, he finished minus-1 with two PIM and five shots on goal. He leads Pittsburgh with 39 points (16G, 23A) in 32 contests.

Evgeni Malkin C PIT 1 Month

Malkin, who saw his six-game point streak end Saturday, was twice called for embellishment penalties against Florida.

The league will review the penalty infractions -- one of which appeared questionable -- before deciding whether to fine him. Malkin hit a post Saturday but came up empty after five shots on goal. He remains Pittsburgh's leading point-getter with 38 points (15G, 23A).