Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Evgeni Malkin practiced Monday after missing last Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers due to a re-aggravation of his recent upper-body injury – according to Michelle Crechiolo of the Pens’ website.
“We have a couple days off. I have a little bit of an injury, but we still have time before next game. I skated a little bit extra today and I will skate (Tuesday) with the team. Maybe on a line and I hope to play.”
Although Malkin has been able to play, the injury is clearly still bothering him, as he only has five points (3G, 2A) in the seven contests since originally returning March 28th.
There is a chance the Russian superstar could play Wednesday, but look for the Pens to treat this ailment with extra caution – similar to how they worked Letang back in.
With the playoffs on the horizon, there’s no rush.