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Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin did not skate with his teammates Saturday, but coach Dan Bylsma pointed out that players will sometimes receive "maintenance days" during the postseason in order to remain fresh.

Malkin leads the NHL this postseason with four points (tied with three other players) and has also directed a league-leading 14 shots on goal in his two contests so there should be no doubting his fitness level at this point. Those who drafted Malkin in playoff pools should be quite satisfied with his performance thus far.