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Position
C
 
Jersey
71
Name  Evgeni Malkin
Born  7/31/1986
Height  6-3
Weight  195
Shoots  L
10/18/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season.
Insight: Fantasy owners are relieved to hear Malkin was all over the ice on Saturday against the Islanders. He scored the team's first goal with a wrist shot on the 5-on-3 power play. With still a man advantage, Malkin set up the next goal with a slap shot that Patric Hornqvist tipped into the net. Malkin also looked great defensively, which fantasy owners might not care much about, but is an excellent sign in terms of his health.
 
10/12/2014 12:45:00 AM
Description: Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin posted a goal and two assists Saturday night.
Insight: Nothing unusual there except that he didn't play all preseason so his fast start is good news.
 
10/9/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin is in the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks.
Insight: There were rumors that Malkin would miss the season opener since he missed all of training camp and preseason with a disclosed injury. Malkin is playing, had an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the first period as the Penguins took an early 3-1 lead.
 
10/7/2014 12:59:00 PM
Description: Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin finally got in a practice, Tuesday, his first of the season.
Insight: Malkin is unlikely to play in the season opener, but with superstar athletes you never know. He has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009.
 
10/1/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: The only concern surrounding Evgeni Malkin for fantasy owner's is his health.
Insight: Malkin has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009. His talent speaks for itself, however, and the there is just too much skill to not take Malkin at least in the first five picks.
 
9/29/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is likely to miss the final two preseason games according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it cannot be good either. Malkin will now go into the regular season without playing a single exhibition game, and one has to wonder about whether he will be ready to go on opening day.
 
9/18/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
Insight: Malkin, along with Sidney Crosby, will miss the start of training camp with minor injuries. Neither one is supposed to be serious. The Penguins will be holding them out as a precaution.
 
5/7/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin netted his fifth goal of the playoffs Wednesday in a win over New York.
Insight: He also added an assist. The Penguins can close out the Rangers Friday night in Game 5. Malkin has five points this series (two goals, three assists in four games).
 
4/28/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin led his team to a series win against Columbus with his second-career playoff hat trick in Game 6 Monday night.
Insight: Malkin missed the last few weeks of the regular season due to a fractured foot and didn't have a goal in the first five games of the series. Pittsburgh will play the winner of the Rangers-Flyers series (New York leads 3-2) in the second round.
 
4/15/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) practiced Tuesday for the first time since his injury, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd and is questionable for Game 1 of the playoffs against the Blue Jackets. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
 
4/14/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) is questionable for Game 1 of the postseason against Columbus, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
 
4/12/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) was skating with his conditioning coach on Friday before practice.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd, but could be ready for the start of the playoffs. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
 
4/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is still dealing with a hairline fracture in his foot and might miss the start of the postseason. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: This means it's safe to drop Malkin from most fantasy leagues. He hasn't played in a game since March 23rd.
 
3/25/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin will miss 2-to-3 weeks with a foot injury, according to NHL.com.
Insight: Malkin's regular season is likely over. The 27-year-old has 23 goals, 49 assists, 62 PIM and 191 SOG in 60 games and is impossible to replace. His absence will also lessen the fantasy value of linemate James Neal.
 
Hot3/22/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin went off for four points Saturday against the Lightning and now has 72 points this season.
Insight: Malkin scored two goals Saturday after potting two Thursday, bringing him to 23 this season. He's done all that in just 59 games.
 
3/20/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin netted two goals in Thursday's loss to the Red Wings.
Insight: Somehow he managed a -1 rating for the game. Malkin's goals Thursday were his first since March 7th versus Anaheim. That ends a five-game scoring drought for the 27-year-old.
 
1/5/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin provided three points Sunday in a win over Winnipeg.
Insight: It was Malkin's first game back after missing three weeks with a leg injury. Even after missing all that time, Malkin (two goals, one assist on Sunday) still ranks ninth in the league in scoring with 44 points in 33 contests.
 
12/27/2013 1:27:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin (leg) will miss Friday's game, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Malkin skated Friday morning but didn't take part in line rushes. He'll miss his sixth straight game due to a left leg injury.
 
12/24/2013 12:39:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin (leg) did not play Saturday and is questionable for Friday's game against Carolina.
Insight: Malkin suffered a left leg injury when he lost his footing and slammed into the boards on Dec 14 and has missed five games. Malkin has nine goals and 41 points in only 32 games, so any time without him is a huge loss for the team and fantasy owners.
 
12/21/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin (leg) will not play Saturday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Malkin suffered a left leg injury when he lost his footing and slammed into the boards last Saturday and this will be his third game on the sidelines. Malkin has nine goals and 41 points in only 32 games, so this is a huge loss for the team and fantasy owners.
 

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