Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
4 days ago

Malkin set up two goals in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

He couldn't beat Antti Niemi in the shootout. Malkin has eight points in four games, but hasn't scored a goal since opening night. The snipes will come. Be patient.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
6 days ago

Malkin dished out a trio of helpers in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin's offensive skills have been on full display in the early going, as this was his second three-point effort in the first three games. A supreme offensive talent surrounded by weapons, Malkin should push for triple-digit points if he can stay healthy after coming up two points short of 100 last season.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
2 weeks ago

Malkin recorded a goal, two assists, a power-play point and two shots during Thursday's 7-6 overtime win against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin was dominant from the opening draw and picked up right where he left off following a 98-point campaign in 2017-18. The Russian center needs to avoid the injured list to have a shot at eclipsing 100 points for the first time since 2011-112, but such a campaign could be in the cards if everything goes right.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
1 month ago

Malkin was caught in the face with a stick during an informal team skate Tuesday, but appears to have suffered no long-term injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners and Pens fans can take a breath after Malkin left the ice during the skating session. The oft-injured center has averaged a point per game throughout his NHL career and shows no signs of slowing down ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
5 months ago

Malkin will turn his attention to next season, after the Penguins were bounced from the playoffs by Washington on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Having played in 57 postseason games over the past three years, Malkin seemed gassed at times versus the Capitals. This was never more evident than in Game 6, in which the Russian failed to secure a point and registered just one shot, despite logging 19:55 of ice time. Playoffs aside, the 31-year-old had another tremendous season, including leading the team in points (98), goals (42) and game-winners (seven). The elite center also stayed relatively health and logged 78 contests -- the most since 2008-09 when he appeared in all 82. Throughout Malkin's career, he has averaged over a point per game (1.19) and there should be little doubt he can continue that pace heading into 2018-19.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
5 months ago

Malkin scored the game-winning goal on the power play in Thursday's 3-1 Game 4 victory over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin's diving effort appeared to be stymied right at the goal line, but further review concluded that the puck did indeed cross the line. That tally late in the second broke a 1-1 tie and helped Pittsburgh even the series at two games apiece.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
6 months ago

Malkin (lower body) will play in Game 3 against the Capitals on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the last three outings, Malkin is ready to help the Penguins take the lead in the conference semifinals. The 31-year-old pivot served 18 PIM in four game against the Caps during the regular season, but that didn't stop him from compiling two goals and four helpers against the divisional foes. Expect Malkin to be an offensive force in Game 3 with an added physical presence.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
6 months ago

Malkin (lower body) will be a game-time call for Game 3 against the Capitals on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

In their opening-round matchup with Philadelphia, the Penguins' power play was clicking at 20 percent. Through two games against Washington, Pittsburgh has been unable to convert once, despite five opportunities. To say that the team's struggles are entirely due to Malkin's absence might be a stretch, but considering he racked up 38 points during the regular season with the man advantage -- it's certainly a big factor. The Russian also plays a significantly more physical style than his all-star teammates Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby, which could help the Pens stand up to the Capitals in Game 3 -- if he is available.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
6 months ago

Malkin (lower body) is out for Game 2 versus the Capitals on Sunday, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the third straight game the Penguins will be without their star center, but coach Mike Sullivan said he could play Game 3 on Tuesday. Malkin's absence will allow Carter Rowney to work as the fourth-line center, but it severely inhibits the Penguins' center depth. Malkin compiled three goals and five points through five games in the conference quarterfinals, while Rowney had just five points in 44 regular-season contests.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
6 months ago

Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCoach Mike Sullivan indicated Saturday that Malkin (lower body) will be a game-time call for Sunday's Game 2 against the Capitals, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin missed each of the previous two games because of his lower-body issue, but he returned to full-contact practice Saturday. The veteran appears to be in good position to rejoin the lineup for Game 2, though a night of rest following a full session should give the coaching staff a better idea of where he's at physically ahead of the contest. Expect another update on game day confirming the star forward's status on game day.