Evgeni Malkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Evgeni Malkin says Penguins 'for sure' playing in a Game 7

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Penguins assistant captain Evgeni Malkin channeled his inner Mark Messier and all but guaranteed a victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at Amalie Arena. The Lightning hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. "I believe..." May 23

  • Penguins coach to Crosby, Malkin: ‘Play the right way’

    Pro Hockey Talk "No doubt about it, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been struggling to score lately. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan recognizes that, although he also believes that the high-end scorers still make an impact on playoff contests, even when they’re not generating goals and..." May 14

  • Evgeni Malkin confident game is coming back after 'so-so' return

    Yahoo! Sports "The extra day of rest between Games 2 and 3 has served Evgeni Malkin well. Deeming his Game 2 performance as “so-so” after a rewatch of the tape, Malkin said on Tuesday that he feels his game is coming back to 100 percent following his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup after missing a..." April 19

  • Sullivan could put Crosby and Malkin on same line, but won't commit

    NHL.com "Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan held a conference call with the media. Here is a transcript of that conversation. On balancing desire with reinserting Evgeni Malkin into the lineup and the desire for continuity: That’s going to be one of the challenges moving forward. We did a little more..." April 17

  • Malkin's return creates Pens lineup conundrum

    TSN "Mike Sullivan chuckled. His Penguins have lost just twice in the 16 games since Evgeni Malkin went down on March 11th. It’s actually one loss if you’re counting games in which Sullivan iced a full lineup. Yet, there is a narrative floating around this town that the Penguins are somehow..." April 16

  • Malkin and Fleury practice, hope to play in Game 2

    CBS Sports "After their 5-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 1, the Pittsburgh Penguins could be getting closer to full strength for Game 2. After both participated in practice, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury sounded more optimistic about their chances of playing Saturday. Malkin was a full..." April 15

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Malkin said he thinks he'll be ready to play sometime during this series, but doesn't know when. #Pens

  • Evgeni Malkin out 6-8 weeks due to upper-body injury

    ESPN "Malkin left Friday night's victory in Columbus following a collision with Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout in the second period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory. Coach Mike Sullivan said earlier Saturday that Malkin returned to Pittsburgh after the game while the team headed to New York." March 13

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    Sports Insights @SportsInsights

    #NHL #Penguins - Evgeni Malkin, Arm - is out Sunday (3/13) at New York Rangers

  • Evgeni Malkin leaves game, ‘will be evaluated tomorrow’

    Sportsnet "Evgeni Malkin was forced to leave Pittsburgh’s game in Columbus Friday night with an apparent injury. Early in the second period, Malkin was forechecking hard in the Blue Jackets’ zone and attacked the puck behind the net. As you can see in the video above, Malkin runs up against the boards as..." March 12

  • Penguins' Malkin: 'I'm ready to show my best'

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin looks to be in the clear. The 29-year-old skated with the team at practice Friday and expressed excitement for his expected return to the lineup Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. "Everything is good," Malkin said. "Today was a hard skate, but I'm..." February 26

  • Penguins' Malkin practices but remains out of lineup

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "His potential linemates were excited. The players who might lose their lineup spot when he returns were on high alert. His captain sounded a cautionary tone. A slew of storylines were set into motion when Evgeni Malkin practiced with his Penguins teammates Tuesday morning for the first..." February 24

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin to miss at least two more games

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star center Evgeni Malkin will miss at least two more games because of a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said Friday. Malkin has already missed seven games since suffering the injury on Feb. 2, and he will not play against Tampa Bay on Saturday or Buffalo on..." February 20

  • Malkin, Bonino showing signs of progress

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A phone conversation with Penguins head athletic trainer Chris Stewart left coach Mike Sullivan hopeful the team will arrive back in Pittsburgh and find center Evgeni Malkin close to ready for competition. “He had a good day today,” Sullivan said of Malkin, who did not travel to Carolina or..." February 15

  • Penguins' Sullivan: Malkin will be held our for rest of week

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan announced Monday that forward Evgeni Malkin will be out "for this week" and work with the team's training and medical staff. "Right now, Geno is in the process of rehabbing," said Sullivan, who added that Malkin's lower-body injury is not long term,..." February 09

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Sullivan on Malkin: "He's day-to-day. He's not going to play tonight."

  • Evgeni Malkin (injured) out at least next 2 games

    PensBurgh "Bad news for the Pittsburgh Penguins on the injury front. Evgeni Malkn won't be playing in the weekend's games in Florida (which makes a tough trip even tougher) with a lower-body injury. The Pens start a busy stretch, after this weekend they play Mon-Wed-Fri next week, including a huge matchup..." February 04

  • As much as anyone, All-Star Malkin's steady game has helped Penguins stay afloat

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scans the ice here at the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, he'll see plenty of players with traits worth admiring. Patrick Kane's nasty wrist shot. Jamie Benn's overwhelming power-forward game. Erik Karlsson's offensive artistry. There is one attribute of a..." January 31

  • Friedman on Malkin, Crosby Trade Considerations

    Today's Slapshot "On if it’s time that the Pittsburgh Penguins makes more of a drastic move: “I think that’ll all get sorted out kind of in the summer. “I think there’s a couple of things there. No. 1 – the team is for sale. Are they a less valuable franchise to sell without a Crosby or a Malkin there? And..." December 29

  • Malkin says he is highly motivated

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Evgeni Malkin said Fri­day he has been highly mo­ti­vated to be a leader for the Pen­guins dur­ing this lat­est stretch. That has been pretty clear to any­one pay­ing at­ten­tion to Malkin on the ice, but he hadn’t ex­actly ver­bal­ized it so suc­cinctly un­til af­ter a prac­tice Fri­day at..." December 05

  • Evgeni Malkin for Eric Staal trade is possible, according to Stan Fischler

    Yahoo! Sports "So the venerable Stan Fischler decided to take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins in his latest “One Timers” column for The Hockey News. And it went a little something like this: No matter how you shake it Sidney Crosby has become a curious subject for study in Pittsburgh. His slow scoring..." November 30

  • Malkin says Penguins 'mad at each other' following shutout loss

    The Score "Evgeni Malkin was not mincing words following the Pittsburgh Penguins' latest stinker. After a 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils, Malkin was asked to summarize what is wrong with the club's offense, and he offered a rather candid response. "Everything," he told reporters. "We're not playing..." November 15

  • Penguins' Malkin is shining as game grows on both ends of ice

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Worried whether Evgeni Malkin has bought into Penguins coach Mike Johnston's system that asks plenty out of his centers? Don't be. “I've started thinking more about my defense,” Malkin told the Tribune-Review after practice Thursday at Rogers Arena. “In the playoffs last year, they were all..." November 06

  • Could Pens' Malkin be a Sharks trade target?

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks owner Hasso Plattner was adamant that when he mentioned Penguins star Evgeni Malkin’s name during a recent press conference, he was only using the Russian forward as an example and wasn’t tampering. “We cannot buy the Stanley Cup,” said the billionaire founder of SAP on May 8, before..." June 10

  • Six potential trade destinations for Evgeni Malkin

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins’ off-season is going to be intriguing for a number of reasons, none more so than the notion they could, and probably should, explore trading centre Evgeni Malkin. After being eliminated by the New York Rangers in five games, the Penguins must make some bold roster..." April 30

  • Crosby, Malkin Want to be Penguins for Life

    NHL.com "The Penguins have the core pieces for a championship team and it all starts with their two stars down the middle. Both of whom reaffirmed their commitment to being Pittsburgh Penguins for their entire careers. “I like this city. I want to stay here,” Evgeni Malkin said. “I have a house here...." April 28

  • NHL Insider: Penguins should shop Evgeni Malkin

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Freidman joined Boomer & Rhett on the SN960 morning show Monday, and said the Penguins should at least consider trading superstar forward Evgeni Malkin this off-season. “If you can get two or three pieces including a guy that can play with Crosby, don’t you have..." April 28

  • Crosby, Malkin are not responsible for Penguins' salary cap problems

    CBS Sports "Thanks to their defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third time in five years which can mean only one thing: It is time for our yearly game of "let's try and fix what's wrong with the Pittsburgh..." April 27

  • Penguins forward Malkin struggling while playing hurt

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby is familiar with Evgeni Malkin's position. A year ago, Crosby was criticized throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs for his lack of production, partially resulting in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Eastern Conference Second Round series loss after leading the New York Rangers 3-1...." April 24

  • Malkin: I Believe In This Group So Much

    NHL.com "Evgeni Malkin understands that this is a stressful time for Penguins fans, as the team blew a 3-0 lead on Tuesday in Ottawa and with it, a chance to clinch a playoff spot that night – which means their fate still has yet to be determined with two games left in the season. But despite their..." April 09

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin out vs. Flyers due to injury

    CBS Sports "The injuries never seem to stop for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Already playing without three of their top-four defenseman (Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff and Olli Maatta), the Penguins will also be without one of their top offensive players on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia..." April 01

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Evgeni Malkin said he feels good and if there's no pain or soreness tonight, there's a "great chance" he could play tomorrow.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Malkin won't join #Pens on trip. Is progressing & will skate when team returns. No recalls planned for Dallas, per Coach Johnston.

  • Crosby, Malkin chase scoring title amid defense-minded league

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The dead puck era is back. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will attempt to place their names atop the NHL scoring leaders, anyway. However, their numbers won't be as gaudy as usual. Top NHL scorers are dealing with an erosion of numbers. Crosby and Malkin, from a point per game..." March 05

  • Penguins fans name son 'Malkin Crosby'

    Sporting News "The fate of a hockey team already hinged on the success of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin — and now, the stakes have been raised. Lil' Malkin, presumably, joins cousins Zalapski Taglianetti Young and Fata Eastwood Young. Congrats and best of luck to all. " February 24

  • Penguins' Malkin misses practice Monday, placed on IR

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was absent from Monday's practice, the team announced. The forward, who is tied for third in the league with 51 points, has been placed on injured reserve. He missed the All-Star festivities and a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury." January 26

  • Penguins' Malkin will miss All-Star Game, and maybe more

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is going to sit out the NHL All-Star Game. And probably miss some games that actually matter, too. An unspecified injury is expected to prevent Malkin, who sat out the Penguins’ 3-2 loss to Chicago at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night, from rejoining the..." January 22

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Evgeni Malkin is a late scratch for the #Pens tonight.

  • Penguins teammates Evgeni Malkin, Craig Adams fight in practice

    CBS Sports "It's been a pretty eventful day for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. The club just announced the addition of veteran forward David Perron to the team and there were some fireworks at the team's morning skate Friday. According to head coach Mike Johnston, forwards Evgeni Malkin and Craig..." January 03

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Malkin said he doesn't feel great and isn't in great shape, but is glad to be done with the injury. #Pens

  • Penguins' Malkin admits Neal trade was surprise

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Evgeni Malkin hadn't spoken to the media in almost five months. Penguins management didn't always speak with him during that same period. Malkin broke his silence and acknowledged — not angrily, but bluntly — that new general manager Jim Rutherford did not confer with the star before..." October 08

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Malkin says it's 50/50 if he plays in Thursday's opener. "If I feel in good shape I'll come back. If not maybe 2nd game." #Pens

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    Malkin on the ice for team practice. Will be his 1st of the season #Pens -SK

  • Pens are uncertain if Malkin can play opening night

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t know if Evgeni Malkin can suit up for their season-opener on Oct. 9, but they could know soon, according to GM Jim Rutherford. “The next few days will be the turning point, as to whether he’ll be available for opening night,” Rutherford told the Pittsburgh..." October 02

  • Crosby, Malkin to miss start of training camp

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp, it was announced today by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford." September 18

  • Ovechkin, Malkin score as Russia finishes dominant worlds with gold

    CBS Sports "Russia might have had a disappointing showing at the Olympics in Sochi this year but they made up for it in a small way with a dominant showing at the IIHF World Championships. The Russians, with loads of NHL talent including Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Bobrovsky, completed a..." May 25

  • Evgeni Malkin practices, thinks he'll play Game 1 on Wednesday

    CBS Sports "It has been a few weeks since Evgeni Malkin played for the Pittsburgh Penguins thanks to a foot injury but from the look of things, he might return just in time for the real fun to begin. Malkin took to the ice with the Penguins on Tuesday and from his account, things went really well. So well..." April 15

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    #Pens Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury. So it goes... -SK

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    For Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang not ready to return to lineup. Pyatt to make his Pens' debut.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    #Pens have removed D Rob Scuderi from IR. Pens have placed C Evgeni Malkin on IR retroactively.